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Why courts can’t save democracy in Africa

Recent judgments in Kenya and Malawi are encouraging. But democratic reform is impossible unless presidents and electoral commissions play their part

Taking Africa’s democratic temperature as a dozen countries prepare for polls

Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives

Can Khampepe change how elections are monitored?

The release of the Khampepe report is a hollow victory if independent organisations do not change the way they monitor African elections in future.

Fly-by-night election monitors fail Africa

Such 'airport observers' judge the freedom and fairness of the ballot from the luxury of the nearest hotel bar.

Guinea counts votes with relief after peaceful election

Guinea's first free election since independence was met with praise and relief on Tuesday, but observers warned the days to come were crucial.

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Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

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Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

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