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2017: Elections in Africa ARI's interactive election resource

At least 6 sub-Saharan African nations are due to hold presidential or parliamentary elections in 2017. Check out the expert briefings, articles and other material on our interactive elections resource.
BudgIT Nigeria infographics
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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.
Woman in Lagos voting at Nigeria 2015 elections
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Whose Nigeria is it? By Paul Adams

On a visit to Lagos prior to Nigeria’s election, Paul Adams uses the slogan of President Goodluck Jonathan – “Nigeria is working” – to ask “for whom?”
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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...
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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.