Dar es Salaam
In East Africa, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been managing projects in Tanzania and Kenya from 1991. Since the early 1990s, Tanzania has been going through a political and economic transition process towards a pluralistic political system and a free market economy.
The Foundation supports its partners to build political leadership and party structures. We assist in strengthening civil society for democratic legitimate governance that guarantees and protects freedom of opinion, freedom of assembly, accountability and that creates opportunities for development and growth. The Foundation supports political partners to foster pluralistic societies and multiparty political
East Africa needs a liberal restart to protect and promote civil liberties
The past year has been hard for East Africans. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the health and economies of our nations. As the threat of further waves persist and international travel, tourism and business remains largely on hold, things will continue to be difficult. We face a long road ahead in navigating a path to economic recovery and a challenging vaccine roll-out.
Tanzania 2020 General Elections
Tanzanians are heading to the polls later this month on October 28, 2020 to elect presidents (for both Tanzania and Zanzibar), members of the National Assembly (and House of Representatives for Zanzibar) plus councillors for various wards countrywide. Several factors make this year’s general election unique since the reintroduction of multiparty democracy in Tanzania in 1992.
Tanzania – protecting the rights of women and children
In Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region, many human rights abuses affecting women and children give rise to concern. Customary law, which is still applied by traditional chiefs, exacerbates the situation as it neither protects nor strengthens the rights of these groups in need of protection.
Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Kenya & Tanzania Show Economic Progress
The railways are usually built by Chinese engineering firms, whose costings and financing deals undercut all rivals for now. Yet China's economic slowdown and diminished appetite for African commodities is held up as a leading cause of lacklustre growth across Africa over the past two years.
Results of the Africa Freedom & Covid-19 survey
Support for the anti-virus measures is widespread across Africa, but there are concerns about the safeguarding of freedoms. Africans are sharply divided over government intrusion in economic freedoms and civil liberties, they don’t blame the crisis on globalization and free trade, and they are angry about corruption and dishonest government putting health systems at risk.
"Africa – State Control of Internet and Fake News in Times of Covid-19”
Fake news and disinformation are a growing problem in the digital age. Messenger services and social media make the distribution of such unchecked information, which is often associated with emotional images or videos, fast and easy. "The opportunities for spreading fake news are almost unlimited," explains Agnieszka Walorska, a German technology innovation expert. It is difficult to tell whether the information is verified and based on facts. The current Covid-19 pandemic seems to be particularly susceptible to such activities.
LGBTQ Rights in sub-Saharan Africa
As of June 2019, 32 out of 54 African countries outlaw same-sex activity, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) (Komane, 2019). The situation in Africa differs signi cantly from Europe where same-sex activity has been legalised across the continent, and 28 of the 44 countries recognise either same-sex marriage or civil unions (WEF, 2019).
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