Multiparty elections in Sierra Leone have never been peaceful and always filled with tribal and regional tensions but the forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in 2018 may prove the most challenging multiparty elections in the country.
Author: James Hamill Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester Disclosure statement James Hamill does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from… Read More ›
The wave of institutionalization of democracy through regular elections in Sub-Saharan Africa has intensified over the last two decades. Despite its accompanying challenges, they still give citizens an opportunity to participate in their governance.
Author: David B. Moore Professor of Development Studies, University of Johannesburg Disclosure statement David B. Moore does not work for, consult, own shares… Read More ›
Civil society organizations in Africa have raised concern over Omar Al Bashir visit to Uganda and call on the authorities to arrest and surrender him to the International Criminal Court for trial. Omar Al Bashir of Sudan is on an official… Read More ›
Reports of continued resignations of major stakeholders from the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and joining the National Grand Alliance political party is indicative of the latter eating the SLPP from within.
Barely one month after Paramount Chiefs of Kailahun district pledged their support for the flag bearer of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party Dr Samura Kamara and the Party, Paramount Chief (PC) Amara Goway Sama VI of Tunkia Chiefdom, Kenema district has also declared his membership of the APC at a ceremony held at the district regional headquarter town on Thursday November 2nd, 2017.
Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the publication of the Electoral Calendar in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Addis Ababa, 7 November 2017: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, notes with satisfaction the publication by the Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo of the electoral calendar for… Read More ›
John Baimba Sesay- CHINA Politics should not be a battle with bullets. It should be fought on ideas and issues. Civility is core and influential in getting one’s message across, politically. And where there is political decorum, the masses earn… Read More ›