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Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo is co-founder of StateCraft Inc, which has consulted for presidential candidates in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. He is author of the upcoming book How To Win Elections in Africa.
Our fears don’t tell the whole story
Our fears don’t tell the whole story
Do humanity’s best days lie ahead or behind us? It’s the eternal question in the post-Enlightenment world. We were forged and evolved in fear;...
Where Kenya leads on queer rights, the rest of Africa must follow
Where Kenya leads on queer rights, the rest of Africa must follow
In February, Kenya’s high court delayed the eagerly-awaited ruling. While across the world many looked forward to a definitive ruling on the...
Malawi is Southern Africa's next big election
Malawi is Southern Africa's next big election
On a superficial reading, Malawi’s story seems to epitomise many preconceived narratives about sub-Saharan Africa.
To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos
To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos
There are so many things Nigeria can learn from South Africa — the self-sacrificial leadership of its original ANC political elite, its...
It’s hard to build a credible opposition. Ask the Nigerians
It’s hard to build a credible opposition. Ask the Nigerians
The ANC is most likely going to win South Africa’s elections on May 8. For many South Africans who have faced declining economic and social...
What Goodluck Jonathan taught me about postponing elections in Nigeria
What Goodluck Jonathan taught me about postponing elections in Nigeria
I was only 26 when I learnt one of the most important lessons about how power works in my country.
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
There was a time when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari represented something deeply special – the democratic ideal that a failed government...
Mali’s election: An imperfect success story
Mali’s election: An imperfect success story
Outside the region, West Africa rarely makes for good copy — except if there is a death, a protest, or some sexy hashtag.
Kagame could be the next Mandela ― if he steps down
Kagame could be the next Mandela ― if he steps down
This year, Africa got rare good news when Liberia’s president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was announced winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Good...
A love letter to struggling Sierra Leone
A love letter to struggling Sierra Leone
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Why Sirleaf’s win is a big deal for West Africa
Why Sirleaf’s win is a big deal for West Africa
It is very easy to find people in armchairs who criticize Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Of course. You can point to the debilitating poverty that remains...
On Tuesday, Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift
On Tuesday, Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift
For the first time in several generations, a democratically elected president in Liberia is going to handing over power to another democratically...