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Sep 2019

“We were forcibly evicted and tortured by Uganda Police. We had to run for our precious lives, “ Hassan Serwaada, a Kasanda Gold Mining machinery operator, said in a community awareness dialogue. This dialogue was organised in the newly established Kasanda District by the Africa Freedom of Information Center (AFIC). Many people in Uganda can relate to Hassan’s story. During the community dialogue, women, youth and people with disabilities highlighted problems they face including lack of community participation, forceful evictions, inadequate compensation, torture, among other challenges. In spite of being essential to......

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July 30, 2019

ACHPR must expand, not limit civil society participation

This article was originally published on the IFEX website. The original can be found here. Twenty-eight civil society groups are calling on the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to broaden rather than limit civil...


Road to 2030: Access to Information in the driver's seat
July 19, 2019

Road to 2030: Access to Information in the driver’s seat

GFMD, in collaboration with Deutsche Welle Akademie and Free Press Unlimited, in consultation with the Centre for Law and Democracy and Africa Freedom of Information Centre are pleased to announce the release of the “Road to 2030: Access to Information in the driver’s...


Access to Information gains momentum in New York
July 19, 2019

Access to Information gains momentum in New York

“As a country that has experienced conflict and a major public health crisis such as the Ebola pandemic, Liberia appreciates the value of access to information in combating problems of this scale, and knows firsthand...


June 27, 2019

Several dozen flock to UNODC training

Close to 80 people flocked to the Fairway Hotel and Spa for a workshop aimed at skilling a select set of women, men and the youth who are presently involved in private business with corruption...


April 26, 2019

GPSA MANAGER: CITIZENS MUST HAVE SAY IN GOVERNANCE

    Jeff Thindwa, the Program Manager for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) in the Governance Global Practice at the World Bank. He was in Uganda earlier in April to attend the Africa Freedom...


April 18, 2019

AFIC’s ED gets second nod to IFEX Governing Council

  The Africa Freedom of Information Centre’s executive director, Mr. Gilbert Sendugwa has been elected to the governing council of IFEX for a consecutive two-year term. IFEX, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, is an...



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