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Kenya: A Nation Fragmented

"Kenya is effectively partitioned by criminal and ethnic violence, triggered by the December 27th presidential ballot. The unrest threatens Kenya’s cohesion as a nation state, with severe consequences for its landlocked neighbours and the East Af...

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 4, no. 2, 2004

This journal has seven articles on various aspects of elections in Africa. 'Electoral Systems, Constitutionalism and Conflict Management in Southern Africa' attempts to broaden both the theoretical and factual terrain of this interesting epistemol...

Swaziland's Non-Party Political System and the 2013 Tinkhundla Elections Breaking the SADC impasse?

"The first section of the report provides an overview of the Swazi political landscape, while the second discusses the tinkhundla political model and reflects on the feasibility of the system and its institutions to become potential catalysts for ...

Zimbabwe's Tortuous Road to a New Constitution and Elections

"This situation report evaluates Zimbabwe’s constitutional reform process and the prospects of holding a credible referendum and elections in the context of the GPA. It does so in four parts: firstly, it examines the Copac constitution making proc...

EISA Annual Report 2010

"While there have been advances in the delivery of free, fair and credible elections in many countries on our continent, the challenge to ensure ongoing consistency of the quality of elections in accordance with best electoral practice is ongoing....

Setting Benchmarks for Enhanced Political Party Performance for Democratic Governance in Africa

"The main premise for the fifth symposium was the acknowledgement that political parties are the cornerstones of representative democracy. Political parties and party systems are necessary for functioning democratic governance systems, and appropr...

Managing Democracy : A Review of SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections

"This is a review of major regional initiatives for best election practices in the SADC region with special focus on the SADC election principles. The paper provides some analytical insights into a deeper understanding of the significance and mean...

Handbook on Kenya's Electoral Laws and Systems: Highlights of the Electoral Laws and System established by and under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and other Statutes

"The Handbook on Kenya’s Electoral Laws and System provides timely and invaluable one-stop reference to the electoral reforms recently undertaken in Kenya. By relating to international best practices, Conventions and special interest groups in ele...

EISA Annual Report 2009

"EISA’s interventions for 2009 were undertaken in the context of political developments on the continent. These developments included the realisation that democracy in Africa is still fragile as demonstrated by recent political developments in co...

Zambia Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections 20 September 2011

"The Principles for Election Management, Monitoring and Observation (PEMMO) were used as the basis for the election assessment by the EISA mission.At the time of the drafting of this statement, the tabulation and announcement of results were still...

Seychelles: The 2011 Seychelles Presidential Elections 19-21 May 2011

"In line with its vision for an African continent where democratic governance, human rights and citizen participation are upheld in a peaceful environment, EISA deployed a three-member technical assessment team to the Seychelles presidential elect...

The Zanzibar Presidential, House of Representatives and Local Government Elections of 31 October 2010

"The 31 October 2010 presidential, House of Representatives and local government elections in Zanzibar were held as part of regular elections conducted every five years in line with that country’s constitution. This report is the EISA Electoral Ob...

South Africa National and Provincial Elections 22 April 2009

"This report covers the national and provincial elections on 22 April 2009 taking into account the context within which they were organised, and provides a thorough assessment by the mission which includes the findings and analysis of the elector...

Botswana Parliamentary and Local Government Elections 16 October 2009

"This report provides the assessment of the Technical Team of these elections, and includes its observations and analysis regarding pre-election, election and post-election phases. The report also provides the Team’s conclusions and recommendation...

Namibia Presidential and National Assembly Elections 27 and 28 November 2009

"This report has provided a detailed account of the mission’s observation regarding the critical areas of conduct of the 2009 Namibian presidential and National Assembly elections. The overall conclusion of the EISA election observation mission wa...

Voter Registration in Africa A Comparative Analysis

"This publication provides an overview of the various voter registration systems used in Africa. Its aim is to promote the development and awareness of sustainable and cost-effective voter registration models in the future. The knowledge gathere...

Assessing Democracy Assistance: Nigeria

"This report is one of 14 undertaken under the rubric of a project assessing the views of stakeholders in target countries on the effectiveness of democracy assistance. The project aims to gather views on how democracy support can be relegitimised...

The International Criminal Court’s cases in Kenya: origin and impact

"This paper examines the origins of the ICC’s work in Kenya and the impact thereof to date as Kenya awaits the April 2013 trial of four Kenyans in the two cases before the ICC. The paper re-traces the background to the post-elections violence and ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 19

This publication contains documents on the Rhodesian Settlement initiatives with specific reference to the Lancaster House agreements and conference of October 1979. Several other statements by Sir Ian Gilmour and Lord Soames complete this section...

The Conservative Victory and its Probable Effect on British and United States Foreign Policy towards Southern Africa

"The foregoing analysis has set out to show that there is little prospect of a change in British and American foreign policy towards white-controlled Southern Africa in the near future. Any change in these policies would represent a major shift in...

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