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Co-option and cabinets in Uganda by Michael Mutyaba

Michael Mutyaba looks at the tactic of opposition co-option in Uganda; a strategy that has been continuously used by the NRM since it came to power in 1986
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Fighting corruption through music in Sierra Leone Interview with Emmerson Bockarie

Jamie Hitchen interviewed Sierra-Leonean singer Emmerson Bockarieon on his country, its corruption problem and the role music can play in raising awareness and changing attitudes
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Edo State’s “do and die” election by Anselm Adodo

Anselm Adodo gives an overview of key issues ahead of the elections for governor in Edo state, Nigeria on 10 September.
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African Nationalists, Democrats and Fighters: finding room for compromise in SA’s metros By Nick Branson

South Africa's municipal elections will be the most competitive to date. The African National Congress (ANC) faces a challenge in four of the country’s eight metropolitan municipalities.
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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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Museveni’s misdirection: Reading between the lines in Uganda

Jamie Hitchen attempts to read between the lines in an effort to understand some of President Museveni's recent actions in Uganda.
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State(s) of crisis: sub-national government in Nigeria by Paul Adams

Paul Adams examines the origins and purpose of the Nigerian federation, state governments’ financial management and responsibilities, governors’ arbitrary power, and the need to increase internally generated state revenue.