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Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 1-15 April 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Niger, for example, civil society and government opposition forces manifested in the streets of Niamey. They denounced poor governance, difficulties in the school sector and the presence of foreign military bases. This is the second time that civil society and opposition, after a long legal battle with power, came together under a common cause.

The situation report also covers Ghana, where three organisations have joined forces to launch a three-year road safety programme in selected schools in the country, to secure the safety of children as they walk to and from school daily.

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.

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