Democracy Watch Worldwide is an organisation in Nigeria, which has branches in all African countries. In the past, many African countries have being under military dictatorship and seeing the effect of this in Africans and the gain of democracy in Western world „Democracy Watch Worldwide“ was formed in 1995.
The major aim of this organisation is to promote good governance and better life for African people and others. Seeing all the achievement of the „Africa Initiative for World Peace“ in promoting peace, love, light and religious harmony which is as a result of the support of light-workers in Europe, the team of editors now considered it as adequate to nominate the president of this body, Bernadette Strebel, for the African champion of Peace Gold Award.
This award which serves as a recognition of all the achievement profile of African lightwork, like the Bridge of Hope Project in the Republic of Niger, which has brought a smile to so many children who have become orphan by HIV/AIDS in Africa, the proposed International Peace Academy which is a planned project by the Association and the newly completed Peace-OM-Temple, the first and only center of global peace and relegious unity in Africa.
The award ceremony was held at Choice Gate Hotel on Mai 27th 2007. It witnessed the presence of the crème de la crème of Nigeria and other African countries. Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion were minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mallam El Rufia – Director General, Nigeria, Television Authority (NTA), Doctor General National Orientation Agency and all the State Directors in the South-South and South West of Nigeria, Permanent Secretaries, Federal Ministry of Information, Special Assistant to the President of Media and Publicity who represented the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Special Adviser of the President on special duties, personal Assistant to the President on Political matters, Ghanian High Ambassador to Nigeria, Gambia & Namibia Ambassador to Nigeria.
Others are, Representative of the American High Commissioner and Principal Officers in the USA embassy, all representing the former American Secretary of States.
Over 1,600 people were present in this award ceremony, which was aired on the Network News of Nigerian Television Authority reported on Sunday, Benin Network center.
At the end of the ceremony, the chief editor now called on all light-workers in Europe and the world to support B. S. World Peace in the realisation of the International Peace Academy, as this academy will afford the less privileged in Africa to a free and qualitative better education aligned with a world view of peace and inter-religious harmony.