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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
May 22, 2019
In the past six years, Kenya has continued its progression toward devolution and achieved success in its efforts to decentralize power and bring the government closer to its citizens. However, despite these democratic gains, Kenya remains hindered by the... Read More
May 16, 2019
For Gambians, the right to free speech and protest is guaranteed in their constitution, yet it is a right that has only recently begun to be truly exercised. Allegations of human rights abuses... Read More
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

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