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Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 15-31 March 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Senegal, for example, as a prelude to the legislative elections to be held in July 2017, civil society is trying to raise public awareness of the importance of quickly registering on the electoral roll. To be able to vote, Senegalese citizens must register on the electoral roll and obtain a new voter's card, which will also serve as a national identity card and identification card for the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Registration is open from October to the end of April.

The situation report also covers Benin, where civil society organizations are trying to better understand the dispositions of the proposed constitutional amendment to guide their actions.

These and many more interesting civil society news updates feature in this edition of the civil society situation report.

The Civil Society Situation Report is a bi-monthly synopsis of news articles compiled by WACSI on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor the trends and changes in both fields across the regions.

Access the situation report here

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