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Young Guineans study under the dim parking lot lights

At the recent Open Government Partnership summit in London, Sierra Leone applied for membership and participating governments made fresh announcements, such as Tanzania’s President Kikwete committing to enact a freedom of information law.

Nonetheless, the impression given by civil society is that a tremendous amount remains to be done to ensure that this framework contributes towards genuine improvements in service delivery and an actively engaged citizenry that feels listened to by its leaders.

Should other African governments follow suit? Will this partnership and others of similar kind save the African governance current situation? Are these joining governments’ intentions genuine or are mere compliance moves with ‘hidden’ benefits? Read more and have your say