Participatory mapping project in Congo nominated for Buckminster Fuller prize
A project that uses participatory mapping as a means of protecting forests in the Congo has been nominated for Buckminster Fuller prize.
Sources:South Africa Node, May 2011, pg. 10
Election Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa
The global north has in the last decade clung to elections, free and fair elections, as the number one marker of democratic progress. Problems however arise when categorizing an election as fair, and what happens when the fairly elected leader leads by patronage (that is placing the interests of his or her tribe or clan above everyone else's)?
Sources:Center for Democracy and Development, Nov. 2010 pgs. 4-5:
Ripe for Resolution: Conflict and Intervention in Africa by William Zartman