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The Watch is a publication of the Horn of Africa Civil Society Forum (HOACS
Forum), intended to provide updates on the situation of civil society in the Horn
of Africa. It focuses on recent developments and practical conditions for civil
society organizations (CSOs).
The HOACS Forum is a regional network of CSOs working together to monitor
and expand civic space in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia,
Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. It was founded in March 2016
in response to the diminishing civic society space in the region, and the difficult
legal and practical environment for CSOs in these countries.