ARI on TwitterARI on LinkedinARI on FacebookARI on iTunesARI RSS Feed

Elections

...

The Malawi elections 2014: a family affair

Hannah Gibson reflects on the 2014 presidential election in Malawi. Widely touted as the most hotly contested since the return to multi-party politics, they saw President Joyce Banda ousted after just two years at the helm.
...

Parliament in Somaliland: reforming the upper house

Hannah Gibson acknowledges the invaluable mediation role of the Guurti in Somaliland, but argues that for it to be effective in the future it must regain moral authority and public trust.
...

Wardheer News, 13 May 2013

ARI director Edward Paice’s wrote an article for Wardheer News, “Negotiating Peace in Somalia: Somaliland’s Perspective”.
...

Why elections matter in Somaliland

Edward Paice believes that whatever transpires in the next few years in Somalia and Somaliland, the fact that the latter has developed a credible constitution and held competitive multi-party elections is worth emphasising.
...

Comparing elections in Sierra Leone and Ghana

Jonathan Bhalla reflects on striking similarities between elections in Ghana and Sierra Leone which both saw high turnout, the successful introduction of new technologies and first round victories for the incumbent.
...

Diehards and democracy: Elites, inequality and institutions in African elections

Multi-party elections are a salient feature of Africa’s rapidly evolving political landscape. International support for elections is prioritised above all other strategies for consolidating democracy. The legacies of political reform are diverse, and variable. Technology, natural...
...

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...
...

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.