Join us for a special Hangout on the upcoming American elections. What is Africa’s take on the elections? On Tuesday, October 27 we talk about Joe Biden and Donald Trump,
This live conversation focuses on the steps that are necessary to hold elections, standards that must be applied to safeguard democratic elections, the support that is required from international and regional stakeholders, and the approach needed to monitor the quality of elections.
Leaders Voices with Dimeji Ayanwale · A conversation about diaspora activism and the arrest of Sowore
Dimeji Ayanwale, a personal friend of Sowore, shares his thoughts on Omoyele Sowore’s desire to improve Nigeria and diaspora activism more broadly.
Leaders Voices with Gloria Ofori-Boadu · A conversation about women’s involvement in politics and activism
Gloria shares how Ghana should not be afraid of large-scale institutional reform if it results in a more inclusive politics and society.
Barriers exist for women getting involved in Kenyan politics. Dr. Akala emphasizes the role of cultural and structure factors, and she identifies how benchmarks are not fully being met.
Prof. Maphunye suggests that national election commissions, also known as election management bodies (EMBs), play an important role in ensuring free and fair elections.
Prof. Maphunye discusses the contributions that election observation can make, as well as present shortcomings in observation missions.
Mr. Kennedy Masime is the executive director of the Centre for Governance and Development.