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Tanzanians Express strong support for Elections, Multiparty Competition, Presidential term Limits

Elections are considered a core element of democratic rule. However, in many African countries, the introduction of regular elections has not resulted in liberal democratic reforms and the guarantee of civil and political freedoms. Since independe...

Presidential Term Limits: A New African Foreign Policy Challenge

"A coup d’état in Burkina Faso in October 2014 thwarted attempts by West Africa’s former regional strongman Blaise Compaoré to extend his stay in power. A few months later, in May 2015, an attempted coup in Burundi sought to settle simmering tens...

Sudanese Voice Support for Elections, Accountability, Limits on Presidential Powers

Now that sustained popular protests have ended former President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule and achieved a power-sharing agreement among the military, civilian representatives, and protest groups, Sudan confronts the opportunities and poten...

Guineans want Accountable Government and Presidential Term Limits

In Guinea, elections have rarely been routine. Delays, disputes, and violence have marked many elections as scores of political parties slug it out and security forces confront protesters in the street. Municipal elections scheduled for 2010, for...

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