Africa:You Can Get Away With Murder If You’re Polite – And 4 Other Things We Learnt in 2017

[The Conversation Africa] The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t look like elections. In this sense, it was a year of illusions.

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Nigeria:Mr President, Please Don’t Stop the Music!

[Daily Trust] Whatever his shortcomings as President and no matter what his critics say, President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) has definitely been instrumental in deepening our democracy by proving that incumbents can be defeated in Nigerian elections.

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Nigeria:Atiku – Firing Up His Last Presidential Bid

[This Day] Lately, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been a guest of many prominent political, traditional and religious leaders across the country, including former President Goodluck Jonathan, advancing and consolidating his presidential bid through nationwide consultations. Iyobosa Uwugiaren examines his strategic political moves

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South Africa: Political Parties Must Disclose Private Funding – Court Ruling

[News24Wire] The Western Cape High Court has ruled that Parliament must amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) so that political parties will be compelled to disclose the source of their private funding.

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