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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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Think tank recommends measures for curbing violence in run-up to Sierra Leone’s 2012 elections

In a briefing published on the 50th anniversary of Sierra Leone’s independence, Africa Research Institute examines the causes and history of electoral strife in the country. Every election since independence in 1961 has been attended by violence. Old Tricks, Young Guns: Elections...
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Old Tricks, Young Guns: Elections and violence in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is acclaimed as one of Africa’s most successful post-conflict states. But the country remains fragile. Support for political parties is polarised on ethnic and regional lines, and underwritten by patronage. Youth unemployment is endemic.