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Jamie Hitchen

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2018: Elections in Africa

At least 5 sub-Saharan African nations are due to hold presidential or general elections in 2018. Check out our expert briefings and reading material on our interactive elections resource map.
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Sierra Leone – Expert Briefing

Sierra Leone adopted a presidential system in 1971. The parliament of Sierra Leone is unicameral. 124 members of whom 112 are directly elected. The remaining 12 seats are allocated to paramount chiefs; one from each of the 12 administrative districts. With the creation of two new...
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Professor Attahiru Jega on election management and democracy in Nigeria

This long form interview with former INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega reflects on election management and the state of democracy in Nigeria
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TRT World, 12 July 2017

ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen was quoted in a story on Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine’s election to Parliament.
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Nigeria: Have Your Say

Explore our interactive map where Nigerians from many different walks of life reflect on aspects of sub-national government in their state
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Lara Taylor-Pearce on transparency and accountability in public financial management

In this interview with Sierra Leone's Auditor General, Lara Taylor-Pearce, we discussed the role of the audit office in ensuring transparency and accountability in public financial management and the associated challenges of trying to do so.
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Habitat III: “a critical opportunity for Africa”

As the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development closes, ARI’s director selects salient facts and features from the comprehensive Habitat III Regional Report for Africa
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The view from Borno state

In a new ARI blog series, “NIGERIA: HAVE YOUR SAY", Mark Amaza looks at the impact of violent conflict on Borno state.
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Nigeria’s “state of origin” conundrum

In a new ARI blog series, “NIGERIA: HAVE YOUR SAY", Cheta Nwanze argues that the “state of origin” concept should be done away with in Nigeria