Wilkins and Vokes argue that while the NRM certainly makes use of crude abuses of state power, this occurs within the context of a sophisticated electoral technique which is equally important to understand.
In 1986 Yoweri Museveni promised “fundamental change” in Uganda. Thirty years after the NRM took power, this Briefing Note considers the extent to which the promises of its ten-point programme have been fulfilled.
Slums play a central role in Ghanaian politics. The way that they are really governed, how “hidden” informal networks interact with formal politics, and how citizens hold their leaders to account, are too often overlooked.