Elections

Zimbabwe’s looting machine: Cartels, Smugglers, Stealing Country’s Wealth

In early February 2021, South Africa’s  Maverick Citizen published an explosive report,  Cartel Power Dynamics, which dug deeper into...

“Embrace intra-party democracy” – Zambia’s opposition urged.

Zambia prepares to go for General Elections on 12th August 2021 to elect the president, members of the national...

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PODCAST: How a five day internet shutdown disrupted lives in Uganda

In this episode, I chat with Ruth Aine, a fellow AfricaBlogging author from Uganda discussing the five-day internet blackout...

ZIMBABWE: Using Covid-19 to set stage for 2023 election rigging

By Paidamoyo Muzulu ZIMBABWE holds general elections in 2023 – two years away – but subtle manoeuvres to rig...

Democracy On Trial: Was the will of the people subverted in Ghana’s December elections?

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the result of...

Niger: The role of women in the very first democratic transition

Since independence, Niger never experienced a democratic transition. Political and democratic instability was marked by recurrent military coups, the...

ELECTION UPDATE: Uganda’s date with destiny

Ugandans are going to the polls today (Thursday, 14th January 2021) to decide whether 76-year-old Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who...

Democracy in Africa: a reflection on Uganda’s electoral process

By Joan Atuhaire On 14th January 2021, Ugandans will go to the polls to elect a president to lead...

The Role of Social Media in the 2021 Ugandan Elections featuring Songa Stone

The proliferation of smartphone devices has led to more meaningful access to the internet as more Ugandans are using...

Will Ghana shine once more as a beacon of democracy in Africa?

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Across a continent wrought with several instances of violent elections, the West African nation of...

PODCAST: Election Violence and Police Brutality Against opposition Candidates and their Supporters in Uganda

Uganda’s campaign season for the elections slated for 14th January 2020. In this episode, I focus on the harassment...

Three years after the fall of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as president on the 24th November 2017 to replace president Robert Mugabe...

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