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Does Less Engaged Mean Less Empowered? Political Participation Lags Among African Youth, Especially Women

"Engagement in the political process, an important avenue for citizen empowerment in democracies worldwide, is a critical component of the AU’s policy framework for youth empowerment in Africa. However, this analysis shows that African youth are gen…

A Generation of Democracy in South Africa: Insights on Political Participation from the South African Reconciliation Barometer

Nearly a generation has passed since South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. At this stage, how healthy is the country’s democracy? Since the proliferation of electoral democracy in Africa in the 1990s, some critics have argued that liber…

Most Gambians Value Elections, but Fewer Trust the Institution that Manages them

On 4 December 2021, Gambians will head to the polls in their first presidential election since the end of Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year dictatorship. Incumbent Adama Barrow, who shockingly defeated Jammeh in 2016 with the backing of seven opposition partie…

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