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2017: Elections in Africa ARI's interactive election resource

At least 6 sub-Saharan African nations are due to hold presidential or parliamentary elections in 2017. Check out the expert briefings, articles and other material on our interactive elections resource.
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“Those useless civil servants” by Dr Joe Abah

Dr Joe Abah, Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, argues that Nigeria's civil service will start to improve the day we want it to improve.
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The State of Democracy in Africa 30 January 2017

Join our panel as they reflect on the delayed and controversial elections in Somalia, look ahead to a new dispensation in Liberia, analyse the recent democratic transition in Ghana and discuss women’s representation in politics.
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Religious strife: a view from Kaduna by Dr Bala Mohammed Liman

Dr Bala Mohammed Liman argues that the political elite in Kaduna often pushes the idea that differences are what make Nigeria great, but government actions and policies are usually more divisive than unifying.
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Why implementation fails in Uganda by Ramathan Ggoobi

Museveni’s government is giving all attention to politics, policy design and planning instead of doing the small things that would make a big difference argues Ramathan Ggoobi
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Land, Law and Traditional Leadership in South Africa By Nick Branson

Land remains an emotive fault line in South Africa. This Briefing Note examines the ANC's record on land reform, outlines the winners and losers under the current dispensation, and offers a series of policy provocations.
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Nigeria’s states: Another big headache for Buhari by Oluseun Onigbinde

Oluseun Onigbinde argues that despite missed opportunities Buhari can make up for lost time. As the man with the greatest leverage, he must lead the way in reforming Nigeria’s states.
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