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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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New Comoros president known November

    New Comoros president known November

The Union of Comoros will hold its presidential elections  on November 16.  Interestingly, not every registered voter in the country will have a say on who their next leader will [...]

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Namibia to adopt electronic voting

    Namibia to adopt electronic voting

Namibian authorities are considering implementing electronic voting for the country's presidential and National Assembly elections to be held later this year. To contribute to a successful adoption process, researchers at Namibia's [...]

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Libya’s elections, in numbers

    Libya’s elections, in numbers

Photo: Reuters 1.5 million registered voters 10,087 overseas registered voters 1,734 candidates are vying for seats in the new parliament, the House of Representatives. It will replace the General National Congress, which has [...]

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Students at the University of Ilorin choose their leaders via electronic voting

The University of Ilorin in Nigeria further cemented its reputation for innovation on May 28, when  students chose their new leaders using an electronic voting system. With the goal of creating [...]

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Malawi gears up for historic Tripartite Elections in May

    Malawi gears up for historic Tripartite Elections in May

For the first time in its history, the Republic of Malawi will be holding a Parliamentary, Presidential and Local Government elections at the same time. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is [...]

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