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Strategies to prevent and manage electoral violence : Considerations for policy

This Policy and Practice Brief offers insights for policymakers regarding strategies to prevent and manage electoral violence. It forms part of ACCORD’s research and interventions on elections and violence. Our work seeks to inform interventions b...

Political Violence in Kenya A Study of Causes, Responses, and a Framework for Discussing Preventive Action

"This paper focuses on political violence in Kenya. The rationale of the paper is to understand how such violence can best be prevented. To do this, we must first understand the history of political violence in Kenya and what factors in society co...

Leadership, ‘Political Comebacks’ and Succession in Southern Africa - Abstracts

"Cheryl Hendricks introduced the topic of debate by stating that the question of leadership has increasingly become critical in Africa especially with the advent of the ‘new wave of democratization.’ She observed that the first generation leaders ...

Domestic Terrorism in Africa: Defining, Addressing and Understanding its Impact on Human Security

"This report contains some of the papers that were presented at the fourth seminar of the ‘Understanding terrorism in Africa’ series. The seminar, held under the theme of ‘Understanding domestic terrorism in Africa’, took place in Accra, Ghana fr...

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

This paper covers the campaign process during the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary elections. Matloga and Moloi examined whether the campaign in the parliamentary elections conformed to the regional guidelines. Chiroro examined how accessible the gover...

Election Talk [Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana]

This brief consists of several articles written by 5 different authors. Brooks and Letsholo highlighted the nature of the accusations from the warring parties, which appear to have surrounded RENAMO leader, Afonso Dhlakama's visit to Sofala in Apr...

Election Update 2006 Democratic Republic of Congo No 1

This election update provides an in-depth insight into the pre-election period. Subjects covered are among other, transition to democracy, peace process, history of elections, preparedness of the Electoral Management Body and Civil Society Organi...

Election Update 2004 South Africa No 4

In this fourth issue of the Election Update, various dimensions of conflict and elections were explored and how election related conflicts can best be managed. Several authors contributed to this paper. Dr Cheryl Hendricks discussed Political Viol...

Structural Pressures and Political Instability: Trajectories for Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa faces many structural pressures that increase the risk of political instability and violent conflict. Understanding the nature and trajectories of structural pressures is key for conflict prevention, development and peace buil...

Présidentielle 2019 au Nigéria: Un Paysage Pré-électoral dominé par les Violences et les Rivalités politiques / Presidential Election 2019 in Nigeria: A Pre-electoral Landscape dominated by Political Violence and Rivalry

Since the announcement by President Muhammad Buhari of his candidacy for the election in February 2019, Nigeria experienced premature electoral campaign fever. On the majority side, the time is running out to ensure a second term for the incumbe...

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