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The institution of traditional weddings in Africa

Marriage is a very significant step in the life of both men and women. In the African society, marriage is considered as the proof that a man is mature and is capable of taking care of the family he will build with his wife. Marriage is also seen as means of expanding kinship ties, as a marriage takes place between two families not just between a man and a woman who are in love as is the case in the western world today. Marriage is also seen as a source of continuity, thanks to the children that will be born of the union.
16 March 2019

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Can you get out of prostitution and still start a home?

Prostitution as a survival strategy is one of the means used by young women in street situations. Canadian studies on the subject estimate between 12% and 32% the number of young women living on the street engaged in prostitution. These young women do it either by themselves or by relatives: relatives, friends, and even partners in love (Damant et al., 2006). These as emphasized by Messervier, 1999 may also have an important role in the process of exit from prostitution.
9 January 2019

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Joyce Banda withdrew from the May presidential race to support the main opposition candidate, Lazarus Chakwera.

Former Malawian president Joyce Banda, the country's first female leader, has withdrawn from the May presidential election to support the main opposition candidate, Lazarus Chakwera. Ackson Kalaile Banda, spokesperson for Joyce Banda's People's Party, said the group decided to work with the Malawi Congress Party, or MCP, because they realized no opposition candidate can win the May election alone.
17 March 2019

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Report of the international observation mission of the presidential elections in DR Congo of December 30th, 2018.

The presidential election of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on 30 December 2018 and at the same time as the parliamentary elections and the elections of the deputies of the representative bodies of the provinces. The vote took 11 hours from 6.00 to 17.00. However, most polling stations continued to work after 5: 00 p.m. because of the large number of electors who came to vote. However, most polling stations continued to work after 17:00 because of the large number of electors who came to vote.
11 January 2019

2018 elections in the DRC: AFRIC observes the first democratic transition

The democratic Republic of Congo has just crisscrossed a very critical stage in its history; a democratic election which has been expected since 2016 when Joseph Kabila’s second term came to an end. The three times postponed election had left many pondering over the fate of the country, as fear was rife that the already violence hit nation may plunge into a civil war if the results are not favorable to the masses.
11 January 2019

Presidential elections-2018 in Madagascar: a diary of monitoring mission

I was fortunate to take part along with AFRIC in the election monitoring mission in Madagascar, which took place on 7th of November.
36 international observers from all over the world represented AFRIC election monitoring mission at this milestone in Madagascar. Why was it a milestone?
After the political and economic crisis of 2001 and 2009, the Malagasy state counterpoised some stability and economic growth. Reports from IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank show that the current economic situation is quite favorable. That's why the choice of the Malagasy people is more important now than ever.
12 November 2018

Presidential election in MADAGASCAR : AFRIC observers in the field

Presidential election in Madagascar will take place in a few hours. A crucial vote for the future of the country which went through this year by a political crisis. To accompany the Big Island during this election, the association AFRIC (Association for free research and international cooperation) has deployed a team of observers composed of about thirty members from various countries, including Mozambique, Russia, Cameroon, Chad, Benin, Gabon, France, Germany, Portugal, Mongolia, South Africa and Senegal.
6 November 2018