+23478089419922

Tag

Africa-elections
As South Africans vote in the historic National and Provincial elections on May 29, 2024, Yiaga Africa has deployed an election study mission to observe the process, following accreditation by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). This mission is part of the Yiaga Africa Transforming Electoral Governance in Africa (TEGA) initiative. TEGA aims to...
By Ana’ayi Jennifer Danbagai Recently, the world celebrated the emergence of President Faye Bassirou Diomaye, the youngest Senegalese President since its independence, on his victory. His victory demonstrates the possibility of a shift in the emergence of younger leadership in Africa, which is a deviation from the age norm of presidents across the continent. The...
*By Ana’ayi Jennifer Danbagai Democracy in the African continent has suffered major setbacks over the last few decades. The coup trends across Sahel West Africa; Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Niger in the last four years have not only destabilized local democracies but also burdened regional blocs with protecting democratic integrity across the continent.   With...
By Chinemerem Onuorah In the last three years, Africa has witnessed a series of successful military takeovers of governments, with six countries affected, while  Sudan and Sierra Leone experienced inconclusive and failed coup attempts respectively. Traditionally, coup d’etats have been viewed as unconstitutional and violent, instilling fear and apprehension among citizens of the affected nations....
Ballot Paper used in the Sierra Leone Presidential Election
By Ibrahim Faruk There is a common denominator that African citizens in 24 countries have and will have in 2023: We want to vote!  The year 2023 is a very crucial one for Africa in terms of change of government via election as a total of 24 general, legislative and local elections would take place in the...
Group Picture of #ThePowerOf18 Champions
Yiaga Africa has provided SLE 75,000 to support civic projects aimed at mobilising young civic actors towards increased voter education and citizen mobilisation initiatives for the 24 June 2023 General Elections in Sierra Leone. The elections, which will be the fifth consecutive one since the end of the country’s civil war in 2002, will see...
The Republic of Sierra Leone conducted its general elections to elect the President, Parliament and local councils. The Presidential election was inconclusive as no candidate secured 55% of the vote to win the first round. In line with constitutional stipulations, presidential run-off election was conducted on March 28, 2018. Julius Maada Bio of the opposition...

About

Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement.

Recent Articles

Nigeria’s 25-year Democracy: Time to Negotiate a new Social Compact with Citizens
June 12, 2024
Strengthening Nigeria’s Political Parties for Good Governance
June 11, 2024
The Ballot Newsletter, Issue 3
June 7, 2024