“Three Layers of Uncertainty – What’s Happening in Mozambique and Why Does It Matter?
Mozambique, a country with a long history of military and political instability, faces ongoing economic and political uncertainty. Economically it continues to be profoundly impacted by the negative consequences of the so-called “hidden loans”. Politically, the sudden death of Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Resistência Nacional de Moçambique (RENAMO), and the emergence of what is being called “Islamic radicalism” in the northern part of the country cast doubt upon Mozambique’s prospects to live under full peace and stability.
Fredson Guirramela L. Guilengue unpacks the situation further in the below paper.
An analysis in response to the 2019 Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) conference.
This paper argues that transparency, championed by the EITI, is not enough in countries like Nigeria which are characterized by bad governance in the form of corruption and patronage since it does not fundamentally alter the incentives for corrupt practices.
Politicians and oil companies will continue to be corrupt as long sanctions are not imposed for such behaviour at the expense of local communities, socio-economic growth and a narrowing inequality rate. This is why it is important to consider moving away from voluntary approaches towards a more binding instrument that is not dependent on a country’s institutions for effective implementation of anti-corruption laws.
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Analysis by Sikho Luthango, Programme Manager for Labour Relations and Economy at Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa.
Wednesday 13th June 2018, 17:00 – 21:00
Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre – 1 Ducombe Road, Forest Town
A stateless person is not necessarily a refugee. Statelessness goes far beyond migration, and effects millions of people around the world.
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and United Nations Commissioner for Refugees invite you to a public outreach event hosted at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, to raise awareness about the issues surrounding statelessness and to explore the available solutions to address this global challenge from legal, political, and social perspectives.
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