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Elections, Governance and Evolution of the State in Africa

Nigeria Elections 2019
Nigeria Elections 2019

The Elections, Governance and Evolution of the State in Africa research axis whithin Ifri's Sub-Saharan Africa Center covers electoral processes, domestic political dynamics, public policies, State governance practices, as well as State model evolutions on the African continent.

Alain ANTIL

Research FellowDirector of Ifri's Sub-Saharan Africa Center

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Sina SCHLIMMER

Research Fellow, Ifri's Sub-Saharan Africa Center 

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Elisa DOMINGUES DOS SANTOS

Project Officer at the Sub-Saharan Africa Center and Turkey/Middle East Program

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François GAULME

Associate Resarch Fellow, Sub-Saharan Africa Center

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Mathieu PELLERIN

Associate Research Fellow, Sub-Saharan Africa Center

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Thierry VIRCOULON

Associate Resarch Fellow,Sub-Saharan Africa Center

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24/04/2009
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Thomas PATRIOTA

Summary: Following repeated bouts of political violence, which were exacerbated by the presidential and legislative elections of 29 March 2008, opposition members and the government of Zimbabwe undertook lengthy and difficult negotiations to put an end to the unrest. These negotiations...

23/02/2009

Summary: The scale of the violence which has hit Madagascar has taken many commentators by surprise. However, early warning signs were visible over the last few months. The origin of this crisis can be linked to President Ravalomanana's management of political, economic and social...

04/11/2008
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Sylvain TOUATI

Summary: South Africa's president since 1999, Thabo Mbeki was forced to resign before the end of his mandate after he lost the trust of ANC, his own party. This dismissal happens at a time when South Africa's economical and social context becomes confused. (The Text in English is going...

01/09/2008
By: Indira CAMPOS, Sylvain TOUATI

Summary: On September 5th 2008, Angolans go to the polls in the first multiparty elections since 1992. These elections happen six years after the end of the civil war and constitute a decisive test for the country's future.

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31/01/2008
By: Hervé MAUPEU, Sylvain TOUATI

The recent violence that ensued in Kenya has taken many commentators by surprise. The appearance of stability and economic progress that the Eastern Africa country had built around a supposed successful democratic transition, just imploded. In this interview Hervé Maupeu, Head of the CREPAO...

24/04/2006

On 3 August 2005, a junta led by Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, director-general of the Sûreté National, and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, commander of the presidential security battalion, seized power in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The coup, which responded to the growing unpopularity and...

11/05/2005

Disregarded by the media and international community, Mauritania is nonetheless experiencing a period of increasing instability. Evidence abounds and includes failed military coups, creation of a rebel movement, Foursan Taghyir ("The Knights of Change"), discovery of weapons caches in...

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