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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 African Studies 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 African Studies Center

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Sina SCHLIMMER

Research Fellow, Ifri's African Studies Center 

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Elisa DOMINGUES DOS SANTOS

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

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François GAULME

Associate Resarch Fellow, African Studies Center

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Mathieu PELLERIN

Associate Research Fellow, African Studies Center

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Thierry VIRCOULON

Associate Resarch Fellow, African Studies Center

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19/06/2015

At the end of the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s federal congress held in Port Elizabeth on Sunday 10th May 2015, Helen Zille was replaced by Mmusi Maimane after eight years as leader of South Africa’s largest opposition party. This passing of the baton had a significant impact both nationally and...

01/06/2015
By: Marc-André LAGRANGE

South Sudan is still neither a state nor a nation. Torn apart by ethnic rivalries, divided between diverging ideas about state organization, its only means of political dialogue is war. 

27/02/2015

Nigeria is entering a new electoral cycle, holding its sixth general elections since the restoration of civilian rule in 1999. The elections were initially scheduled for February 14 (presidential elections) and 28 (governorship elections), 2015. The first round has now been postponed until...

22/10/2012
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Florence LIEGEOIS

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 32 years of dictatorship and almost ten years of war have bled the country dry and left its administration incapable of providing the population with basic services and the government incapable of applying or even formulating public policy.

22/12/2010

A paper brought out last year treating the “Hunger Riots had made it possible, among other things, to point out the extreme difficulties encountered by the authorities in power when trying to control urban populations. Current demographic forecasts relating to sub-Saharan Africa all predict an...

16/03/2010
By: Marc-Antoine PEROUSE DE MONTCLOS

Sub-Saharan African hopes of democratization raised by the end of the cold war and the decline in the number of single party states are giving way to disillusionment. Today, even countries such as Senegal and South Africa, reputed for their democratic nature, are threatening to veer towards...

28/02/2010

"Hunger riots", a stock phrase used to describe protests at the end of 2007 / beginning 2008 in around thirty countries world-wide, mostly African States, places different phenomena into one group. In this paper, we will focus on the case of Senegal, a country in which "Hunger riots" were...

26/02/2010
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Florence LIEGEOIS

Following the conflict in Ituri (1999-2003), the International Community deployed different peacebuilding programs in this north-eastern district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Built around a concept of democratic transition at the national level, these programs have not always...

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