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12th June 2024 2024 Democracy Day Press Statement Introduction Today, we commemorate 25 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria’s journey to nationhood. This significant milestone is a testament to the collective will and commitment of the Nigerian people to democratic ethos and principles, including the courage, resilience, and patriotism that transcend demography, geography, ethnicity, and...
7th June 2024 Press Statement Introduction Yiaga Africa has observed increasing calls for the abolition of State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIEC) and the transfer of the responsibility of conducting local government elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This policy proposal is fundamentally flawed and would have far-reaching implications for Nigeria’s 25-year democracy if...
COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AFTER THE ADVOCACY ROUNDTABLE ON LEGISLATIVE REFORM FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2024 AT WATERCRESS HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE. COMMUNIQUÉ Preamble Yiaga Africa, in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the...
Welcome Remarks at the Reflection Roundtable on One Year after the 2023 General Election, Held in Abuja, on 29th April, 2024. By Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programs, Yiaga Africa. Protocol. It has been 1 year, 2 months and 3 days since the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections and Nigerians can finally say that the...
Communiqué Issued after the Advocacy Roundtable on Legislative Reform for Improved Local Government Elections in Akwa Ibom State by the Akwa Ibom State Civil Society Forum Held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. COMMUNIQUÉ Preamble Yiaga Africa, in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), supported by the United...
Monday, 29th April 2024 For Immediate Release Yiaga Africa is proud to announce the publication of its latest report, “Electoral Trust Restored? Nigeria’s Electoral Process One Year after the 2023 General Election,” a comprehensive analysis of the state of the electoral process following the last general elections. The report is a culmination of one year...
Press Statement 14th February 2024 Yiaga Africa Stands In Solidarity with the People of Senegal over the Postponement of the Presidential Elections Yiaga Africa is deeply concerned by the actions taken by President Macky Sall to delay the presidential election which was initially scheduled for 25  February 2024. This postponement flouts the Constitution of Senegal...
Preliminary findings of the 2023 Election Study and Observation Mission (ESOM) to the Liberia 2023 General Elections October 17, 2023 Liberians voted in the country’s fourth consecutive election since the end of the civil war 20 years ago. The October 10 elections availed voters the opportunity to elect a President, 15 Senators and 73 Members...
Yiaga Africa has deployed an election study mission to the October 10 2023 general election in the Republic of Liberia following its accreditation by the National Elections Commission (NEC). The mission is part of Yiaga Africa Transforming Electoral Governance in Africa initiative (TEGA), designed to transform electoral governance through evidence-based learning, documentation, and advocacy. Under...
#MakeNoise4AfricasRedemption  It’s indeed time to make noise. A clear call for introspection and the reawakening of our pan-African consciousness. A call to look deeper into the challenges faced by our continent and summon the idiosyncrasies of our African political and sociocultural structures. These structures are based on institutional and cultural values, beliefs, and customs of...
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