Category: Nigeria

In Nigeria’s consequential election, youth swell support of presidential hopeful

     

“This is a consequential election,” said @NEDemocracy‘s @DamonMacWilson. “What happens here matters; it first of all matters to #Nigeria but it can have a real impact on the development of… Read more »

Transition time: From democratic decay & breakdown to innovation & renewal?

     

There has never been a more appropriate and urgent occasion to celebrate International Democracy Day, say advocates and analysts. On 25 June the joint Letter to Defend Democracy was issued… Read more »

‘Democracy: From Theory to Practice’: Assessing decay, breakdown and renewal

     

The autocratic resurgence was a factor in prompting USAID to declare 2020 as the Year of Democracy and launch a campaign called #Democracy Is… in order “to highlight the interlocking… Read more »

Africa’s ‘engines of democracy’

     

By 2040—a decade before Africa’s population is forecast to reach 2.1 billion, or double what it is today—the continent will become majority urban. That means over a billion people in… Read more »

After 20 years, Nigeria’s ‘old men’s club’ of democracy shows resilience, needs reform

     

Nigeria’s politics remains an “old men’s club,” former US diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield told this week’s forum (above) organised by the National Endowment for Democracy in partnership with the Ford Foundation… Read more »