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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
April 22, 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
April 14, 2020
In transitioning democracies with weak public health systems, governing institutions are being put under enormous strain by the COVID-19 pandemic. With trillions of dollars in aid set to flow to address both the public health and economic crisis, the risk of graft is enormous. By supporting... Read More
February 12, 2020
February 13 marks the United Nations World Radio Day, celebrating the role of radio in educating the public, spreading vital information and promoting democratic freedom. Even as technological advantages have ushered in a communications revolution, radio remains one of the most accessible platforms... Read More
February 06, 2020
History is full of examples of countries where a large population of politically disengaged and disaffected youth resulted in political upheaval and instability. With more than 50 percent of its population under the age of 30, youth engagement in Nigeria is crucial to the country’s political... Read More
January 15, 2020
The gap between citizens and governments is a persistent problem in Kenya, leading to growing distrust in political entities by the citizens, a lack of transparency and accountability in governance processes, and an undermining of democracy.   In an effort to address this problem, the... Read More
January 09, 2020
L’extrémisme violent menace la paix et la stabilité dans la région du Sahel comme au-delà. Au Sahel, l’Institut Républicain International connecte la génération montante des jeunes leaders avec les différentes stratégies nationales et régionales de lutte contre l’extrémisme violent, et donne à ces... Read More
December 18, 2019
Violent extremism threatens peace and stability in the Sahel region of Africa and beyond. The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) programming connects the next generation of youth in the Sahel with regional initiatives that counter violent extremism, and equips young leaders... Read More
October 16, 2019
The Chinese technology giant Huawei is blacklisted in the United States due to national security concerns. However, the company is one of the most powerful information and telecommunications technology players in Africa. As Huawei’s influence in Africa continues to grow, so do concerns about... Read More
August 20, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa is an epicenter of the global migration crisis due to profound security, economic and environmental problems, which are made more severe by destabilizing democratic governance deficits.... Read More