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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.
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...
As Kenya’s votes, its youth are more than just a cliché
As Kenya’s votes, its youth are more than just a cliché
Over the past two years, a decisive youth vote has effected changed in Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia. Can Kenya’s young population do the...
Rwanda is a difficult question for young Africans - but our history has answers
Rwanda is a difficult question for young Africans - but our history has answers
“98+% victory!?,” Ken Roth, president of Human Rights Watch tweeted after the electoral commission declared Paul Kagame winner of the Rwandan...
Nigerians ride the superstar wave
Nigerians ride the superstar wave
The Nigerian music scene is ­thriving and for stars such as 2face Idibia, D'banj and Wizkid the rewards are greater than ever. It is a country...