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Rwandans Vote To Lift President's Term Limits In Controversial Referendum

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.19.2015 | Home

KIGALI, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Rwandans voted overwhelmingly to support changes to the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to extend his t...

Smarter Development: Part 1 of 3

Stephen Shames | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Stephen Shames

We must make a greater commitment to educating Africa's greatest resource -- the brain of the African child. We need to move the African child to the front row of our development agenda.

Is Africa Losing its Taste for Democracy?

John McCauley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John McCauley

The recent failed election in Cote d'Ivoire, which has generated competing claims to the presidency and a high risk of return to widespread violence, is the latest in a series of electoral setbacks in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Democracy Before Democracy in Africa

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alemayehu G. Mariam

As Ghana was the original model of the one-man, one-party state in Africa, Ghana today could be the model of constitutional multiparty democracy in Africa.

Despite Obama in Ghana, a Bad Month for African Democracy

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Todd Moss

In Mauritania the vote was so obviously suspicious that the electoral chief resigned and the opposition rejected the results.

Lansana Conte: Political Turmoil After Death Of Guinea's Leader (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scroll down for video, photographs, country profile Update: 12/24 3 pm: The leader of the military group that claims to have staged a coup in Guine...