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March 29, 2019
The International Republican Institute (IRI) deployed a mission to Nigeria to observe the country’s presidential and legislative elections held on February 23, 2019 after a one-week postponement. IRI, in partnership with the National... Read More
March 20, 2019
Angola is Africa’s top oil producer and one of the fastest growing petro-economies in the world. Despite robust economic growth, it’s GINI Coefficient of 58.6 – a standard indicator of inequality within a society – suggests that gross economic disparities remain. Since the end of a twenty-seven-... Read More
March 19, 2019
In recent weeks Ugandan media has reported several... Read More
February 20, 2019
East Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world: with a population of 150 million, a staggering 45 percent are under the age of 15 and 28 percent are between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Recognizing the importance of engaging this community, the... Read More
February 06, 2019
Sudan is approaching its sixth week of national protests—the longest under... Read More
January 28, 2019
Nestled in the Southern African region, Malawi will hold presidential, parliamentarian and local council elections on May 21, 2019. Considering the outcomes of their last elections held in 2014, all eyes from the region and international community are on the country as they rapidly approach... Read More
November 28, 2018
Ahead of South Africa’s 2019 National and Provincial Elections, it is important to ensure young citizens across the country are engaged in decision making processes and committed to advancing democracy. In South Africa right now, dynamic youth participation in civic, socio-economic and political... Read More
October 15, 2018
From public health to education, a lack of access to clean water has a reverberating impact on the daily lives of millions of people around the world — making water scarcity an issue of paramount importance for anyone concerned with issues of sustainable development and women’s rights. According... Read More
October 09, 2018
“Business as usual will never lead to growth and development. Only through innovation and change will you see real progress!” – Mohammed Dewji, Pan-African Entrepreneur Life in the Sahel region brings many challenges for young people; whether these challenges stem from violent extremism, poverty... Read More
October 04, 2018
The International Republican Institute (IRI) was present for the off-cycle gubernatorial elections on September 22, 2018 in Osun State, Nigeria. We traveled to Osun State, Nigeria to assess recent reforms pursued by the electoral commission and security forces to improve the electoral environment... Read More

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