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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
August 29, 2018
It has been an interesting few weeks in Nigeria. For those of us that have been watching Nigerian politics for the past four or five years, it feels very much like Déjà vu. When I arrived in Nigeria in 2014, the country was reeling from what many Nigerians were calling a gale of defections that... Read More
August 22, 2018
The International Republican Institute (IRI) was present for the off-cycle gubernatorial elections on July 14, 2018 in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The trip was meant to inform the findings of a pre-election assessment mission conducted jointly with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) from July 11-20... Read More
March 27, 2015
Hailing from a country renowned for violent elections, I have experienced first-hand their horrors. From my childhood, I remember the abduction of one of my father’s polling agents, Patrick Nabanyama, during the Zimbabwe 2000 elections, never to be seen again. During Zimbabwe’s 2008 elections, I... Read More
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Douglas Coltart

Uhuru Fellow, Africa Division