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Guinea’s choice will determine its future for generations

We need the eyes and ears of the international community to be alert to assaults on democracy as we run up to the election on 18 October

This is how Lungu is planning to rig Zambia’s 2021 general election

The president is trying to amend the Constitution and create a new voters’ roll in a bid to stay in power

Polls in Ethiopia’s Tigray set to escalate standoff with Abiy

In recent days Abiy's office has instructed the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority to call journalists working for foreign media outlets to pressure them not to cover the vote

Electoral reform: It’s now or never

The pandemic taught us a new normal. It’s time to apply some of the learnings to our electoral system, which is overdue for an overhaul

Eusebius McKaiser: Dear ANC superfans, let’s talk

ANC superfans are so vested in a romantic vision of a political party with a great past that they struggle to accept the realities of what this party has become.

Make democracy come alive at schools

Our schools have policies for citizenship education, now they need to provide the contexts necessary for democracy to thrive

Youth are agents of change in our democracy

Young people mobilise around issues that affect their lives and their voice needs to be heard

Citizen participation is essential to change government

In the absence of bold reforms, voters and the general public are left with one option — to embrace participatory governance

Why not voting is an act of collective freedom

A new order of expression needs to be developed to improve democracy in South Africa

What the low voter turnout really shows

Nationally, the 65% voter turnout was the lowest since the advent of South Africa’s democracy

ANC’s biggest Gauteng losses were wards in the heart of Soweto

Residents in Zola have punished the ruling party, blaming it for all their service delivery woes

ANC must adapt or die

Paradigm shifts for the liberation party are necessary if it wishes to hold on to its power

ANC granted one last chance

The 65 percent of South Africa’s citizens who voted seem to have agreed that the ruling party deserves a final attempt to clean up its act

Voting sheepishly (but not like a sheep)

We are a deeply unequal society and none of the parties on my ballot papers had convinced me they have a clear plan specifically to tackle inequality

Non-voting youth are not simply apathetic

There are myriad reasons why this very significant demographic choose not to vote

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