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LAM was created in 2011 through the fusion of the Centre d'Etude d'Afrique Noire (CEAN, Bordeaux) and the Centre d'études et de recherches sur les pays d'Afrique orientale (CREPAO, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, UPPA). As the new name indicates, limitation to "black" Africa was given up for a brooader perspective, including north Africa and African diaspora. Founded in 1958, the CEAN was one of the main francophone institutions in the field of the research in politics in Africa. It consisted of researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux. It was also affiliated to the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (FNSP). The CEAN was not only doing research but it was also teaching and documenting. Its interdisciplinary group of researchers consisted of political scientists, sociologists, economists, jurists, historians, anthropologists and geographers, who analysed current political phenomena in Africa. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Institut Panos Afrique de l'Ouest (IPAO) is a non-governmental organisation. It mainly deals with the media in West Africa, especially with their role in fields like civil society, Good Governance or democratie. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Panos Institute Eastern Africa is a non-governmental organisation. It mainly deals with the media in East Africa, especially with their role in fields like Media Pluralism and Pastoralist Communication Program, Media for Peace, Globalisation and Governance, Environment, Gender and Violence, and HIV/AIDS. [editors ilissAfrica]
EISA is non-profit organisation, established 1996 and based in Johannesburg, that strives for credible elections, participatory democracy, human rights culture, and the strengthening of governance institutions. Having field offices in Kinshasa (DR Congo), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), N'djamema (Chad), Khartoum (Sudan), Bujumbura (Burundi), Nairobi (Kenya) and Maputo (Mozambique) its regional focus is no more on Southern Africa alone. EISA works in a number of programme areas, including
* Democracy, conflict management and electoral education
* Elections and political processes
* Balloting and electoral services
* Governance (political partes, APRM, institutions of governance and local governance)
* Online Democracy Encyclopedia
* Research and information (including a specialised library and in house publications).
EISA's work is supported by local, regional and international funding organisations.
A number of reports is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]