19 August, 2016
Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report.
In Accra-Ghana for example, a report titled The Cost of Hunger in Africa: The Social and Economic Impact of Child Under nutrition on Ghana's Long-Term Development (COHA) has been launched. This report revealed that, the economy of Ghana is losing some GHC4.6 billion ($2.6 billion or 6.4 percent of GDP) per year due to the effects of child under nutrition. The situation report also covers the call made by sixteen human rights groups on Monday for the release of 13 anti-slavery campaigners facing imminent trial in Mauritania. The 13 activists are accused of rebellion, use of violence, attack against public authority, armed assembly and membership of an unrecognised organisation. These and many more interesting civil society news updates feature in this edition of the civil society situation report.