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October 01, 2020
One year after national protests brought Omar Al Bashir’s 30-year rule to an end, members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and Transitional Military Council (TMC) signed a landmark power sharing deal and transitional Constitution in Sudan. This 39-month transitional Constitution outlines... Read More
September 02, 2020
Ethiopia stands at a critical moment in its history. Since 2018, the country has made significant strides in its endeavors on human rights reform and in its transition toward a more participatory democracy. Despite these efforts, the country currently faces critical challenges – COVID-19 and the... Read More
August 31, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, we discuss the myriad challenges... Read More
August 20, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, Generation Democracy alumni and... Read More
August 17, 2020
Already the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria is on track to become one of the world's most heavily-populated countries by the middle of the century. Democratic progress is crucial to ensuring that Nigeria is prepared to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. To this end, the... Read More
August 11, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, we discuss the challenges... Read More
July 20, 2020
On July 18th, the International Republican Institute (IRI) joined the world in celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day, proclaimed by the United Nations in 2009 as a day to honor the South African leader’s remarkable legacy. In this blog, we reflect upon the challenges facing the Southern... Read More
July 08, 2020
In May, Burundi held its first competitive presidential election since the country’s 1993 civil war,  prompting hopes for a more democratic future. The ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of... Read More
June 15, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
May 02, 2020
On May 3, 1991, a group of African journalists adopted the Windhoek Declaration, demonstrating their commitment to free press in the region and inspiring like-minded declarations worldwide. Nearly three decades later, we celebrate the... Read More

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