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Civil Society Situation Report June 1-15,2017

Various civil society news in West Africa is captured in this first half of June edition of the Situation Report.

In this report, civil society organisations organised youths in Guinea-Conakry to protest the continued outage of electricity. In Mali, government’s plan to restrict freedom of peaceful assembly of citizens were met with serious condemnation by civil society organisations. Also in Nigeria, governments planned concession of PortHarcourt Refinery was condemned by Civil Societies who gave them 48 hours ultimatum to cancel the planned concession.

In Burkina Faso, discussions were ongoing courtesy of civil society organisations on climate change issues and in Cote d’Ivoire civil society organisations were urging the Ivoirian government to adopt the anti-tobacco law. In Ghana, civil society organisations organised a sex education campaign tagged “Know It-Own It-Live It” to educate both parents and the youths on the dangers of premature and unprotected sex which includes teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

These and many more stories and current events can be found in this Situation Report as you read on.

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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