Why is Africa’s Civil Society under Siege?

After years on the margins of the mainstream development agenda, addressing civic space is finally getting the attention it deserves. If the number of policy initiatives, conferences and campaigns is any indication, creating the conditions for democratic participation, citizen activism and effective civil society organisations (CSOs) is again a priority of several donors and agencies.
In large part the renewed emphasis on civic space reflects a worsening situation on the ground, especially across the African continent… Read here: ‪ http://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/why-is-africas-civil-society-under-siege/#.WFJTocPTjhI.twitter‬  

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