Malawi has successfully overcome some of the challenges that Uganda now faces in the run-up to its general elections in early 2011. That’s why a delegation of Ugandan politicians visited Malawi last month, to learn how it was done.
Communication between electoral bodies and political parties is an essential part of any democracy. Mozambique therefore faces a problem, as dialogue between the CNE and political parties there is virtually non-existent.
On 17 September, two weeks after the launch of the Dialogue Platform, political parties, the electoral commission (CNE) and representatives of several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) met each other again in Maputo.
This December Ghana’s Democracy was for the fifth successive time, put to the test. Eight million, two hundred thousand people went to the polls to decide the political fate of Ghana for the next four years. IEA's Jean Mensa offers this in-depth analysis.