The rapid expansion of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa since 1990 has been accompanied by widening and deepening poverty -- producing a "stall" in the further spread of democracy, and, in a few cases...
5 Aug 2016
After Kenya’s election in 2013, a challenge by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga made its way...
31 Dec 2015
United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout the Central African...
30 Oct 2015
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the people, Government and political...
8 Oct 2015
The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security...
2 Apr 2015
Reports of revellers dancing on the streets of several cities across Nigeria to celebrate the...
16 Jan 2014
DAKAR, 16 January 2014 (IRIN) - Guinea-Bissau will hold elections on 16 March to end yet another...
15 Jan 2013
A “make or break” point for the country’s new leaders
15 Aug 2012
Voters queue up for a referendum on a new constitution in Kenya in 2010: Activists mobilized in...
15 Aug 2011
Trends are encouraging, but some polls still fall short
15 Aug 2010
After decades of military and one-party regimes, more African countries are now holding regular...
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