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November 16, 2018
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Posted by NCID

The CICIG and the MACCIH were created through agreements with international organizations to strengthen the fight against impunity in corruption and violence cases. Their work, which has given results, has received supporters and detractors, and El Salvador echoes the debate

Corruption and violence are two burdens for the development of the Central American North Triangle. Impunity is fed back together with violence, drug trafficking, and institutional weakness, and that snake that bites its tail has led this area to be one of the most violent and corrupt in the w...

October 02, 2018
Policy Briefs /
Posted by NCID

Abiy Ahmed was only a 15 year old teenager when Isaias Afwerki declared Eritrea’s independence in 1991. But Ahmed was already in politics. He first joined the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) to fight against Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime in Ethiopia and years later he led his country’s intelligence team in the border 1998-2000 border war against Eritrea. 

Now 42, Ahmed is the youngest leader in Africa and the first Ethiopian Prime Minister to “fully accept and implement” the peace agreement signed between both countries in the year 2000...