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Cape Town, Wednesday 21 February 2018  Anything but a “Robin Hood” budget ____________________________________________________________________________ For immediate release Today’s budget is an example of robbing the poor to buttress the rich and is anything but a “Robin Hood” budget, according to Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane. The Archbishop said that far from taxing those who can afford to[…]

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African Monitor to continue tackling illicit financial flows African Monitor (AM), in collaboration with Economic Justice Network (EJN) hosted a round-table         workshop for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engagement on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in the coal and gold sectors from 22-24 November 2017 in Pretoria. This workshop builds on previous work on IFFs conducted by[…]

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African Monitor Launches the Citizens’ Report in Ghana African Monitor (AM) launched the citizen-driven data initiative – the Citizen’s Report! (CR!) yesterday, 1 November 2017 in Accra, Ghana, with support from Open Society Southern Africa and West Africa. This launch took place at the African Youth SDGs Summit (AYSDGS) hosted by AM’s partner the Youth Advocacy[…]

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Solidarity Statement Civil Society in Zambia Under Threat:  African Monitor and the Africa Working Group Strongly Condemn the Arrest of Lewis Mwape The harassment and arrest of civil society leaders and citizens for exercising their right to protest is a strong indicator that a government is willing to trample on civil liberties.  In Zambia’s case,[…]

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African Monitor, in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) South Africa, will host a national strategic consultation which seeks to mobilise Civil Society Organizations (CSO) participation in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This event, to be staged on behalf of the South African Working Group on SDGs, will be held on Friday,[…]

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A story by Salome Nthenya Nzuki from Nairobi, Kenya. She thinks addressing teenage pregnancy is key to ensuring girl child education and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Read Salome’s opinion here… Teenage pregnancy in Kenya is increasing at an alarming rate. Girls are becoming mothers at a very tender age. Statistics from the Kenya demographic and[…]

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The Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims at ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages.  According to UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 35% of countries with available data, over 50% of people report having discriminatory attitudes towards people living with HIV. In many rural communities, social issues increase the risk of[…]

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