Elections

Abiy Ahmed: Prosperity deferred

The National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) is expected to announce the results of the first set of voting...

Côte d’Ivoire: Return of The Opposition

Have ten years of boycott ruined or exhausted the opposition in Côte d’Ivoire? It depends. It is clear that...

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Kenya’s proposed constitutional changes: For the people or for politicians?

By Linda Apollo Kenya is attempting to amend its 2010 constitution through a process that has been dubbed ‘the...

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...

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