No freedom no party

The Oslo Center participated this week in Putin’s unoffical birthday party, organized by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Amnesty International Norway and the Norwegian LGBT organization.

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KENYA’S BIG TEST

Kenya has traditionally served as a stabilizing factor in an otherwise unstable part of the world. How the president handles the current terror attacks and the accusations from the International Criminal Court will be determinant for the future of the entire region.

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The Anchoring Phase

This is part two of the Oslo Center’s informal guide to how to build a sustainable coalition government. The decision of whether to continue with negotiations must be anchored well within the party organization. This is what we call the anchoring phase.

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KENYAN MALL SIEGE

– Our thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones and the Kenyan people, says Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik, the President of the Oslo Center.

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Candies and giggles

A sustainable coalition government cannot be based on candies and giggels. Hence, a good atmosphere helps a lot in the exploring phase.

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How to build a state:

The international society has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on building a sustainable democracy in South Sudan. The new state jammed in between unstable DRC, Kony’s LRA, a grumpy neighbor in the North and genocidal Darfur is one of the biggest and most interesting state-building projects in the world.

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Malala’s bravery

The world needs courageous voices like Malala’s. She makes an important difference.

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Foul play in women representation

There are 18 female senators in Kenya who are all nominated representing the youth and the disabled. They are currently pushing for an amendment to a key section of standing orders that allow only elected members to vote in the senate.

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What is a good dialogue?

How do you initiate and maintain a healthy dialogue between political parties? This was one of the key questions discussed during the conference in Naivasha, Kenya, in June.

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Youth Dialogue Forum in South Sudan

– 25% representation of women in all positions of decision making has to be enshrined in the constitution and observed by all political parties in South Sudan. This is the opinion of the Youth Dialogue Forum in Jonglei State in South Sudan, which was held for the first time this July.

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