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Comment & Analysis - April 21, 2011

Africa: Time to Take Elections Seriously

John L. Hirsch

There will be seventeen presidential and legislative elections in Africa in the nine months remaining in 2011, and that fact, plus the recent violent four-month electoral standoff in Côte d’Ivoire, means the moment has come for African leaders and institutions to take elections seriously.  

 

Comment & Analysis - April 15, 2011

The Failure of Democracy in Africa

John L. Hirsch

The arrest of Laurent Gbagbo in the bunker of the presidential palace in Abidjan on April 11th marks a turning point in the struggle to place Alassane Ouattara, the declared winner of the December 2010 election, in his rightful place as President of the Ivory Coast.  

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago. 

 

Podcasts - March 17, 2010

Podcast: Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba

President Ali Bongo Ondimba marked Gabon’s presidency of the UN Security Council this month by addressing an overflow audience of diplomats at the International Peace Institute on March 8th.

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Podcasts - September 29, 2009

Podcast: Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

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