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Burkina Faso elections Eloise Bertrand Africa Research Institute

From the street to the ballot box: Elections in Burkina Faso By Eloïse Bertrand

In November, Burkina Faso will elect a new president and parliament. Despite a period of political turmoil, Eloïse Bertrand says that the country is on the verge of completing a successful return to constitutional order.
BudgIT Nigeria infographics

Citizens ‘Making Noise’: Keeping Track of Buhari’s Government

BudgIT was founded in 2011 and aims to enable Nigerian citizens and policymakers to hold government to account for revenue and expenditure decisions through analysis of public data. ARI spoke to its founder, Oluseun Onigbinde.
People voting in Ewu, Edo State in Nigeria's 2015 elections

Nigeria: What Sort Of Change? by Father Anselm Adodo

Many Nigerians who voted on 28 March in the presidential election did so hoping for change. But what did change look like for citizens of Edo state? Father Anselm Adodo set off to find out.