Tag: Democracy

West Africa 2020 elections: How to enforce the tenets of democracy

West African leaders stressed the importance of keeping to term limits at Monday's one-day summit in Niamey.

Mindfully Africa CEO Amevor on the role of women in Ghana’s development

As Ghana marks its 63rd year of independence, Raimah Amevor, CEO of Mindfully Africa joins CNBC Africa to discuss the role of women in fostering democracy in Ghana.

These are measures Africa is taking to protect integrity of elections & democracy from digital threats

The Kofi Annan Commission has called on governments, businesses and civil societies to protect democracy from digital threats. As voters from over 15 African countries head to the polls this year, Ory Okolloh, Director for Information at Omidyar Network joins CNBC Africa to explore ways Africa can protect the integrity of its democracy and elections from digital threats.

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.

Vote-buying a threat to Nigeria’s democracy – Expert

The Inter-Party Advisory Council, a body that houses all registered political parties in Nigeria says they plans to constitute a legal body to interact with INEC to address vote buying in elections. According to Chude Achike, Political Affairs Commentator, Nigeria’s democracy has not gotten to a level where some of the primary ideals of democracy are fully implemented. Speaking to CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole, Achike discussed vote buying in Nigerian politics.

Why Ethiopia’s prime minister is suggesting a multiparty democracy

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the...

Why China’s removal of term limits is a gift to African despots

David E Kiwuwa|Princeton University The recent sitting of the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) rolled out a big surprise development: a proposed removal of presidential term limits. This came among a...

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...