Tag: Democracy in Africa

With WhatsApp having played a major role in Nigeria’s elections does it undermine democracy ?

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world.

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

Mohamed M Diatta | Sciences Po – USPC At a time where Africa has seen a few long-standing leaders exit, the issue of change in power is occupying minds of citizens as well as those...

With a busy election schedule, Africa needs a reversal of the old order

Mohamed M Diatta | Sciences Po – USPC The winds of change may blow in several directions across Africa this year as a host of countries prepare for elections. But a change in power isn’t...

Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go

Stephen Chan | SOAS, University of London Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer...

Op-Ed: How will the Supreme Court’s historic ruling impact the country’s democracy

Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka | Middle Tennessee State University Kenya’s 2017 general election has been one of the most litigated general elections since the country’s first multiparty poll in 1992. Just weeks before Election Day the country’s...

Op-Ed: Kenya’s election: Supreme Court judges hold the key to the outcome

Faith Kiboro | SMC University After Kenya’s contested election result, opposition leader Raila Odinga announced he wouldn’t be seeking legal redress for what he termed “a sham of an election”. Three days later he’d changed...

Why elections matter for democracy in Africa. The cases of Kenya and Rwanda

Sarah Logan | Economist, International Growth Centre   Critical elections are being held in Rwanda and Kenya. In Rwanda, the incumbent Paul Kagame will face Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and independent candidate Philippe Mpanyimana. In Kenya,...

Democracy is taking root in Africa. But that doesn’t mean it works all the time

The questions that I get asked most often by students, policy makers and political leaders are: “can democracy work in Africa?” and “is Africa becoming more democratic?”. As we celebrate Africa Day and...
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