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Is Rwanda an atypical case for gender participation in Africa?

    Is Rwanda an atypical case for gender participation in Africa?

Rwanda held elections last month to choose legislators for the 80-seat Chamber of Deputies, 24 of which were reserved for women, two for youth candidates and one for people with [...]

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Is Biometric voting registration a promising trend in Africa?

    Is Biometric voting registration a promising trend in Africa?

Africa has been experiencing swift political transitions during the last few decades. Reforms have come with demands for greater transparency and accountability. In consequence many of the election management bodies [...]

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Controversy surrounds election automation in DRC

    Controversy surrounds election automation in DRC

The controversy around the upcoming DRC elections has only increased after the South Korean Government distanced itself from Miru Systems, the Korean company that will be providing voting equipment to [...]

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Africa’s Election Season 2017

    Africa’s Election Season 2017

Following recent elections in Algeria, Gabon, Republic of Congo and Senegal, the African continent is preparing to observe several more elections- including the first local elections in Tunisia, legislative elections [...]

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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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