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Peace and Security

Elections in Africa go on amid COVID-19

Despite the pandemic, most countries stuck to their polling schedules in 2020.
Nigerian youth campaigning for a reduction in the age limit of those vying for office.
Youth and Political Participation

Youth: Getting ready for public office

Young Africans celebrate the first fruit of ‘Not Too Young to Run’ Campaign
Liberian political party supporters celebrate an election victory. Photo: UN /Albert González Farran
Elections

The evolving state of African elections

Twenty African countries to elect their leaders in 2018
The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh (in white) prepares to depart from Banjul airport to exile in Guinea Bissau on January 21, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon
Elections

Gambia’s democracy survives political turbulence

Peaceful transfer of power trending on the continent
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor (left) and James Stewart, ICC Deputy Prosecutor. Photo: ICC
Justice

ICC: Beyond the threats of withdrawal

African countries in dilemma over whether to leave or support the International Criminal Court
A voter casts her vote in Togo’s elections. Photo: UNDP Togo/Emile Kenkou
Strong Institutions

The art of midwifing elections in Africa

Credible electoral bodies key to ensuring peace and stability
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari shake hands. In the middle is former head of state, Gen (Rtd) Abdulsalam Abubakar.
Web Feature

African presidential elections 2015: Nigeria leads the way

Seven other African countries; Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, the Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan and Togo are set to hold elections in 2015
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Stabilizing Somalia: a new chapter begins

A “make or break” point for the country’s new leaders
Also

Building peace from the ground up

Key roles for civil society in keeping violence at bay
Also

African elections: works in progress

Trends are encouraging, but some polls still fall short
Africa at 50

Good governance: central to all progress

Autocracy gives way to multi-party elections and greater openness
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Ghana takes African governance exam

“Peer review” highlights progress, need for more reforms
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Liberian woman breaks the ‘glass ceiling’

Ambitious agenda for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Health Campaign