Mali is in danger of frittering away the opportunity to tackle corruption and stamp out the abuse of power by officials as democracy returns to the country, two years on from the 2012 coup.
The 2013 elections helped to restore constitutional order in Mali and marked the start of a period of hope for peace, stability and development.
In 2011, following decades of isolation, Myanmar embarked on an unprecedented reform process, raising hopes for a new democracy.
Unaccountable government is a substantial obstacle to development.
In reaction to the 2013 European Neighborhood Policy Package, put forward today by European Commissioner Stefan Füle, the Head of Oxfam EU Office, Natalia Alonso, said:
Now that the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi has become Egypt’s new president, some fear the end of the revolution and the beginning of an Arab winter.
Eric Mamboue Oxfam Country director in Mali said:
International aid agency Oxfam is deeply concerned about the escalating violence witnessed across Egypt and strongly condemns the excessive use of force by Egyptian security forces against
Oxfam today called on governments to inject significant levels of aid into Yemen so that the country's poorest and most vulnerable benefit from this tentative move to reform.
In response to the Arab Spring the EU has promised to shift away from business as usual to ensure that support for human rights and democracy are central to its cooperation policy with the