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Powering democracy in Africa through Technology

    Powering democracy in Africa through Technology

Technology is playing a big role in strengthening democracy by modernizing election administration. This was noted by Brigalia Bam, former chairperson of Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa who wrote [...]

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More Rwandans get e-Government services

    More Rwandans get e-Government services

Residents of the Gasabo District in Rwanda finally got a taste of e-Government services with the launch of an e-Government online portal. The initiative garnered praises from residents who expressed [...]

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Top 10 facts about Burundi’s presidential election

    Top 10 facts about Burundi’s presidential election

Burundi’s presidential election will be held July 21, after been postponed by nearly a week. The postponement comes as a response to a request by leaders from the East African [...]

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Elections and democratic renewal in Africa

    Elections and democratic renewal in Africa

The importance of electoral process on the consolidation of democracy in African countries has been recently highlighted by Said Adejumoby in his book “Democratic renewal in Africa, Trends and Discourses” [...]

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Did technology help Nigeria to improve electoral credibility?

    Did technology help Nigeria to improve electoral credibility?

Nigeria received April with a new president: General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who became the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader in a democratic [...]

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Media urged to provide accurate information on electoral processes in Ghana

    Media urged to provide accurate information on electoral processes in Ghana

The executive secretary for Ghana’s National Media Commission, George Sarpong recently urged media outlets to contribute to election administration by improving the quality of information in the electoral process for [...]

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6 reasons to keep an eye on the 2015 Nigerian Elections

    6 reasons to keep an eye on the 2015 Nigerian Elections

1. Wind of democratic change in Africa’s giant. Even though incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan’s People's Democratic Party (PDP) has dominated Nigerian politics since civilian rule was restored, political experts argue [...]

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The 2014 elections in numbers

    The 2014 elections in numbers

This year, approximately 1.5 billion people have elected their representatives in 96 elections held in five continents. That’s the equivalent of 21% of the world population.Asia, a continent with 4.427 [...]

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