Episodes of violence and prospects for democratic and free elections in...

Is violence the biggest threat to credible elections in Zimbabwe? In this article, Justice Mavedzenge reflects on the history of political violence in Zimbabwe...

Why the elections in Cameroon won’t end the violence

Can the upcoming elections in Cameroon help to legitimate the government and bring an end to the unrest that has made headlines around the...

What next for Malawi – Podcast with Golden Matonga

Following the Constitutional Court's momentous decision to nullify the outcome of the 2019 general election in Malawi, we caught up with one of the...

Malawi Court Nullifies Presidential Election! Full summary of the judgement

The Malawian Constitutional Court is set to deliver its verdict at 9:00am (GMT+2, so 7:00am GMT) on Monday 3 February. Talking to both sides,...

Is Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa using Constitutional Amendments to rig the 2023...

As Zimbabweans struggle to survive, President Mnangagwa is setting the rigging machinery in motion. In this midweek read, Justice Mavedzenge, shows us how Mnangagwa...

Why Ghana isn’t having an important referendum this week

Sometimes what doesn't happen is as important as what does. Ghana was on course to hold a referendum to allow political parties to sponsor...

The hidden costs of social media in African elections – the...

Some say social media is killing democracy. But others counter that social media is making politics more inclusive and accountable. What does the evidence...

The most interesting election in Namibia since independence?

Namibia’s one-party dominant political system is under threat. Having dominated the political scene since the reintroduction of multiparty politics, the ruling party only just...

Why elections in Namibia were less boring this time

Namibia’s one-party dominant political system is under threat. Having dominated the political scene since the reintroduction of multiparty politics, the ruling party only just...

SWAPO challenged! What next for Namibia?

Namibia's one-party dominant political system is under threat. Having dominated the political scene since the reintroduction of multiparty politics, the ruling party only just...