African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

African Centre for Media Excellence

“The African Centre for Media Excellence is a Kampala-based independent, non-profit professional organisation that is committed to excellence in journalism and mass communication in Africa.

ACME’s main goal is to make the media a more effective platform for the provision of information on public affairs, a tool for monitoring official power, and a forum for vibrant public debate.”

The site contains both research and publications as well as online resources for journalists on issues related to freedom of expression, human rights, regional affairs and more. The organisation also offers training opportunities for journalists in Africa.

Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

CIPESA is a leading centre for research and analysis for policymakers and various stakeholders in Africa on the use of ICT to improve livelihoods. They produce work and guidance on the internet and freedom of the media in the digital age, promote online freedoms in Africa, and each year they produce the ‘State of Internet Freedom in Africa’ report.

The 2018 report can be found here: https://cipesa.org/?wpfb_dl=278 as well as on the Research section of the Portal.

African Human Rights Law Reports

Various publications on human rights issues in Africa from 2000-2011.

African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Ratification Table: African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Africa Freedom of Information Centre

Africa Freedom of Information Centre “AFIC” is a pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. The Foundation focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa through four main initiatives:

  • Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)
  • Ibrahim Forum
  • Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership
  • Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships.