Why elections matter for democracy in Africa. The cases of Kenya and Rwanda

Rwandan presidential candidate, Frank Habineza, waves to supporters. Reuters/Jean BizimanaSarah Logan, International Growth Centre Critical elections are being held in Rwanda and Kenya. In Rwanda, the incumbent Paul Kagame will face Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and independent candidate Philippe Mpanyimana. In Kenya, Raila Odinga, representing an umbrella opposition party, the... Continue Reading →

Promoting Deliberative Democracy and Open Society through Technological and Unrestricted Youth Education and Engagement in Zimbabwe

Ishmael Bhila, University of Portsmouth Freedom of expression in Zimbabwe is a scarce resource. Censorship has been present in Zimbabwe since the colonial period (Patel, 1997). Zimbabwe has a network of formal legislation that prevents freedom of expression ranging from the 2002 Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the Official Secrets Act,... Continue Reading →

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