EACSOF is keen to take collaboration with the East African Legislative Assembly a notch higher

EACSOF EALA Framework for Engagement

East African Legislative Assembly, Arusha, Tanzania; May 26, 2015: The Civil Society in the region under the aegis of the East African Civil Society Organisation Forum (EACSOF) is keen to take collaboration with the East African Legislative Assembly a notch higher. Consequently, linkages between both organisations are expected to be strengthened following the development of a collaboration framework. EACSOF officials late last week paid a courtesy call on the EALA Speaker, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega and presented the proposed collaboration framework. The delegation was led by the EACSOF Secretary…

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CALL FOR APPROPRIATE MEASURES UNDER THE EAC FRAMEWORK TO PREVENT ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN BURUNDI

Burundi

EACSOF (East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum) is the apex body for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating in the East African Community (EAC). It is recognized under the East African Community Consultative Dialogue Framework (CDF) adopted by the Council of Ministers during its 26th Meeting (EAC/CM26/DECISION 06). The Decision was made pursuant to Articles 127, 128 and 129 of the EAC Treaty under which Partner States agreed to create an enabling environment for Private Sector and Civil Society participation in the integration process. EACSOF, through its deliberations and engagements, has…

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Burundi Civil Society to the Extra Ordinary Summit of East African Community Head of State on the Situation in Burundi

Burundi

On the occasion of Extra Ordinary Summit of East African Community Head of State held in Dar es Salaam on 31st May 2015 on the Situation in Burundi, the Burundi Civil Society involved in the vast movement to respect the Arusha Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation and the Constitution,urge the summit to take the  measures as highlighted in the linked documents below.  Message of Burundi Civil Society to the Extra Ordinary Summit of East African Community Head of State on the Situation in Burundi        

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POSITION OF BURUNDIAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS REGARDING THE ELECTORAL FORCING ON JUNE 29, 2015.

Burundi

Given the electoral forcing organized by President Nkurunziza on 29 June 2015, civil society organizations involved in the campaign “Stop the third term” of President Pierre Nkurunziza inform the national and international community that: 1. Civil society organizations condemn the electoral forcing made by President Nkurunziza in as much as it is a dead-end path taken in total disregard of the Arusha Agreement, the Constitution and the relevant decisions taken by the East African Community and the African Union ;2. The Burundian civil society deeply regret that the elections were held in…

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PALU AND EACSOF JOINTLY FILE A CASE AT THE EACJ CHALLENGING THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF BURUNDI’S DECISION PERMITTING PRESIDENT NKURUNZIZA’S THIRD TERM RE-RUN FOR ELECTIONS – 6th July 2015.

Burundi

Today, 6 July 2015, the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) together with the East African Civil Society Organisations’ Forum(EACSOF) filed an application at the East African Court of Justice.The purpose of this application is to obtain a ruling from the East African Court of Justice on the legality of the decision of the Constitutional court of Burundi which allowed President Nkurunziza to run for a third term in elections on 5th May 2015. This decision was reached despite the following; On 28th August 2000, the Government of the Republic of…

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