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June 05, 2017
Somalia’s presidential election was recently postponed for a fifth time, pushing Election Day to... Read More
June 05, 2017
Last week Generation Democracy, IRI’s flagship youth program, gathered 34 participants from seven countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia) for a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Generation Democracy links reform-minded youth from developing and... Read More
June 01, 2017
For the past three months, 45 young emerging leaders from Asia have been networking, sharing experiences, and collaborating on project ideas that would serve to address unemployment and poverty alleviation challenges that their countries face. In early May they flew from Burma, Bhutan and... Read More
June 01, 2017
The month of June brings the 30th anniversary of President Reagan's “Tear Down This Wall” speech and the 35th anniversary of his Westminster speech. In both historic speeches,... Read More
May 29, 2017
Last week, IRI Nigeria Program Director Sentell Barnes sat down with Ndi Kato, a rising star in Nigerian politics. Ndi has joined IRI for trainings for young women in political parties and she is currently working to increase the number of women registered to vote in Kaduna State. She joined... Read More
May 26, 2017
Women’s voices are still missing in the political spear worldwide. For any country to achieve and sustain a full democracy woman must have the opportunity to participate in the political process. Some might ask why this is important. To them I ask, “What is democracy? Is it people for the people,... Read More
May 26, 2017
While the rest of the world worries about the impact of fake news on elections and referendums in the United States, United Kingdom and most recently France, emerging democracies are facing the same threat. Fake news has come to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region with a vengeance and it is... Read More
May 25, 2017
For all of us at IRI Africa, our favorite day of the year – Africa Day - is coming to a close. IRI staff and partners across the continent took the day to celebrate the rich history and cultures of the region we love, to reflect on its unlimited potential and to take a look back on our work this... Read More
May 25, 2017
As noted in previous blogs about the Central African Republic (CAR), few African countries in the world face more challenges than the small country of CAR. Strategically placed at the center of... Read More
May 25, 2017
Tony tells the story of his childhood in Tanzania and how IRI's work is assisting the people of his home country.  "I am IRI" highlights the members of our team who aid in achieving our vision of a world... Read More

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