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February 04, 2021
On February 8, Somalia is scheduled to hold parliamentary and presidential elections following three decades of war, fragmentation and the painstaking reconstruction of a permanent government. In a country where democracy has long seemed an improbable dream, a successful election would mark a... Read More
January 08, 2021
On December 27, citizens of Niger went to the polls to vote in the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. With... Read More
December 01, 2020
On December 7, Ghanaians will go to the polls to vote in key presidential and parliamentary elections, marking the eighth elections since its transition to democracy in 1992. While the process is expected to run smoothly, concerns remain over Ghana’s election security, youth participation and women... Read More
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

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