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Aug
27
2020
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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,...
Aug
17
2020
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the authors, one of whom is a staff member of International IDEA. This commentary is independent of specific national or political...
Jul
08
2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed critical developments in Africa that would otherwise have occupied front pages. This piece covers the recent backslide in Guinea, following President Alpha...
Jun
30
2020
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Lazarus Chakwera’s victory as the new president of Malawi represents a remarkable reversal of fortunes for Peter Mutharika, who almost a year ago was declared the winner in national polls. But the...
May
19
2020
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Burundians will go to the polls on 20 May 2020 for presidential, legislative and local elections in spite of the risks posed by the coronavirus. As of 17 May, there were 27 confirmed cases of...
May
15
2020
Commentary
Rather than focusing solely on a questionable constitutional interpretation process, complementary democratic pathways through the COVID-19 emergency and election delay should also be considered.
Apr
14
2020
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Sep
18
2019
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Jul
22
2019
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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...
Jul
09
2019
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Jun
27
2019
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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...
Jun
10
2019
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
May
08
2019
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Nov
07
2018
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Sep
21
2018
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
May
09
2018
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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....
Sep
27
2017
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Apr
12
2017
Commentary
International IDEA, the Community of Democracies and the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP held the MENA region Consultation on Gender Equality and Political Empowerment of Women, in Tunis,...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
One of the key issues on which there has emerged a broad consensus in contemporary African politics is the need for the fuller participation of women in public affairs and their greater...