Jun 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016:  African Freedom of Information (FOI) advocates, supported by their counterparts around the world, have launched a campaign for a reversal of the decision by the World Bank to downgrade its access to information programme. In a letter to the Bank’s President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, endorsed by over 130 other national, regional and international organizations ad networks from around the globe, the FOI advocates noted that “both the decision itself and the diminished capacity of the Bank to engage on this critically important issue will send the unfortunate......

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May 31, 2016

Ghana Parliament delays RTI Bill debate

The Ghana parliament has postponed the debate on the RTI bill over fears of  possible abuse related to the exemption clauses. The decision has been taken in order to give parliamentarians room for extensive consultations....

Disclosure of election funding necessary
May 18, 2016

Disclosure of election funding necessary

  Although elections and access to information are critical issues of governance, to access information on election funding is quite challenging in Uganda and Sengal. This is because of the absence of a law that...

April 29, 2016

Kenyan Assembly approves Access to Information bill

On Thursday 28th April, the Kenya National Assembly remarkably approved the Access to information Bill. The bill allows the public to seek for any information from government, and obligates public servants to make sure they...

Mali in the process of creating a media watchdog
April 13, 2016

Mali in the process of creating a media watchdog

    On Tuesday April 13th 2016, during the  58th Session, the ACHPR’s deliberated on Mali’s State Report.  The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information and also the Chairperson to the...

Togo votes for freedom of access to information law
March 31, 2016

Togo votes for freedom of access to information law

  The Togo National Assembly voted for a law on the freedom of access to information and public material. Although the constitution and other laws in Togo protect the freedom of speech and the press,...

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