In this first half of July edition of the West Africa civil societies situation report, news and activities were captured in the various parts of the region.
In Burkina Faso for example, the European Union fund¬ed an initiative to support civil society in its role as watchdog of the government. Where as in Cote D’Ivoire, the NGO Charite-Vie – with fund from Save the Children, trained civil society organizations in San Pedro in the domain of the Protection of Children.
In Guinea Bissau, government suspended Portuguese television and radio broadcasts stating their breach of the bilateral agreement on the media with Guinea as reason.
In Johannesburg, civil society organizations (Save South Africa (SaveSA) and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation) are organizing a conference aimed at tackling corruption as well as state capture. While in Hamburg, Germany, anti-globalization protesters, set dozens of cars on fire and tried to block leaders’ delegations from entering the grounds of the Group of 20 (G20) summit.