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Ballots instead of bullets: do elections in Africa favour leadership changes?

Milan (Italy) – For a long time, Africa largely did without multiparty elections. African would-be voters, however, began to raise their voices. The “democratic” reforms they demanded and obtained in the early and mid-1990s changed the political landscape of the continent. But did elections in Africa actually represent a better chance for voters to choose their leaders? Read the analysis of Giovanni Carbone, head for Africa Program at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).

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The ‘Big Man’ Syndrome in Africa

Why do so many African leaders overstay their welcome or break electoral rules? In the recent elections in Uganda, 30 year incumbent Yoweri Museveni won a fifth five-year term. Opposition activists are contesting the results. This has raised again that eternal post-independence question. Museveni is seventy-one years old and has governed since he took power in a military coup in 1986; longer than the majority of the country’s population have lived.

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Wanted: Far-sighted African leadership against Ebola

The Ebola outbreak is a “Rwanda moment” for Africa. But leadership on this issue from around the continent has been at best too little too late, exposing Africa to external militarization of responses to the epidemic that could creep into other important policy spheres like the economy or upset the regional geopolitical balance.

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Nigeria’s finance minister among world’s most powerful woman

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is the 87th most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes magazine’s list of 100 most powerful women released Wednesday.

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WSF: the people need to take leadership

INTERVIEW – While the international community is now talking of a triple global crisis food, climate and economic a weeklong session of the World Social Forum (WSF) is coming to a close in Dakar, Senegal.

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