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Dec
06
2022
Press Release
International IDEA strongly applauds and congratulates the parties that signed the new Framework Agreement and appreciates the inputs from Sudanese stakeholders as well as the important support from...
Nov
10
2022
News Article
On 25 October 2021, following months of political unrest, the military staged a coup on the transitional order and took power—dissolving the civilian government, deposing the Prime Minister, and...
Nov
06
2022
News Article
International IDEA held a technical training on electoral risk management and a knowledge sharing session around International IDEA Election Risk Management (ERM) Tool in preparation for the upcoming...
Jul
04
2022
News Article
During an African Union summit on humanitarian work in late May, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed affirmed his government’s “commitment to ensuring assistance reaches those afflicted by natural...
Apr
12
2022
Commentary
While the situation remains fragile, the conditions for peace seem to have ripened in Ethiopia. Opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the...
Feb
21
2022
Commentary
On the evening of 15 February 2022, reports emerged that key police and military officials in Djibouti were put under house arrest, reportedly amid fears of a coup d’état. This was the latest in the...
Sep
22
2021
Commentary
Africa’s regional organizations won’t be taken seriously if they regularly denounce military juntas while tolerating constitutional coups. Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of...
Jun
18
2021
Commentary
Ethiopia is set to hold general elections on 21 June 2021 amid a devastating war in Tigray region and continuing security challenges across the country. But this was not how things were supposed to...
Aug
27
2020
Commentary
The AU’s double standard on lifelong leaders who reject term limits undercuts its moral standing to reject military coups. Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors,...
Apr
29
2020
Feature Story
The Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation
Nov
04
2019
News Article
Consensus has to be established first within ethnic groups before national unity can be achieved in Ethiopia.
Jul
22
2019
Commentary
Abiy Ahmed's ambitious reform agenda cannot succeed unless the office of the Attorney General is depoliticised.  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This...
Jun
27
2019
Commentary
Protesters are demanding change in Sudan and Algeria. But what are the prospects for meaningful reform?  Months of massive protests led to the presidents of both Algeria and Sudan being forced from...
Sep
21
2018
News Article
Democracy is pivotal in the pursuit for peace. The global conflict-prevention agenda that the UN Secretary-General seems committed to revitalizing is largely based on this assumption.
Aug
31
2018
News Article
A delegation of 15 young Zimbabwean leaders visited International IDEA’s Stockholm headquarters on 20 August to discuss the state of Zimbabwean democracy, the recent elections and the prospects for...
May
09
2018
Commentary
Political rights of refugees are an endurance test for the fabric of democracy. The recent migration waves resulting from civil wars have brought the debate on this topic back on the public agenda....
Oct
10
2017
News Article
International IDEA's Electoral Processes Programme held the first workshop of its 'Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections Workshop' in Dakar, Senegal on 13 and 14 September 2017. Elections...
Oct
05
2017
News Article
On Monday 2 October 2017, International IDEA hosted a panel discussion on “Democracy, Poverty and Peace” at International IDEA´s headquarters in Stockholm. The panel was organized by ATD Fourth...