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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...
Today, we would like to join the rest of the world to specially celebrate the role that young women and men play as essential partners in change. The International Youth Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and problems facing the world’s youth and how young people can be empowered to provide...
INTRODUCTION Yiaga Africa’s post election press conference for Anambra Governorship election On Saturday, November 6, the people of Anambra state went to the polls to elect a governor that would lead the state for the next four years. Yiaga Africa employs the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology – the gold standard for citizen election observation...
Bye-Elections: Low Turnout, Commercialization of Votes, Assault on Voting Rights underlines the need to Prioritize Electoral Reforms Introduction The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on December 5, 2020 conducted bye-elections into Six Senatorial Districts (Bayelsa Central, Bayelsa West, Imo North, Plateau South, Cross-River North and Lagos East Senatorial District) and nine state constituencies ((Kosofe II...
Introduction On October 10, 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the 2020 Ondo governorship election. Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote (WTV) deployed its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to ensure the integrity and sanctity of the ballot were protected and guaranteed. Six hundred (600) stationary observers were deployed in pairs to a representative...
Introduction On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote deployed 600 carefully trained stationary observers and 28 mobile observers in all 18 local government areas (LGAs) of Ondo state to observe the voting process and share reports on the conduct of the election at the polling units’ level. Yiaga Africa WTV is leveraging...
Introduction On October 10, 2020, the people of Ondo state will go to the polls to elect a governor in what promises to be a keenly contested election and the second governorship election conducted by INEC amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventeen (17) political parties are on the ballot having fulfilled all conditions for candidates’ nomination....
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