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Making democracy work in Africa

People in Africa vote with their hearts rather than on policies, but is it any different from the US, where people vote according to their ‘tribes’, asks Moky Makura.

Electoral Commissions: No more “yes men”

Presidents’ yes men used to fill too many of the continent’s electoral commissions. Now, thanks to growing civic awareness and transparency, some of Africa’s election arbiters are moving firmly in the right direction. But ensuring free and fair elections is one hell of a job.

Democracy: Eyes on Parliaments

When it comes to learning about parliamentary debates, MPs and political processes, there is a huge information gap at the centre of Africa’s electoral democracies. …