The Olympics, and all “mega sports,” are inevitably embedded in the political contexts of their times. To dismiss or bypass the political issues that arise seems naïve at best.
Ghana lost its federalism due to mistaken political choices and missed opportunities, suggesting that other federations in Africa might well be at similar risk.
International relations, elections, climate change policies and the continuing pandemic are some of the political events to keep an eye out for in the upcoming year.
Diaries, visitor logs, handwritten notes and speech drafts are among the records Donald Trump has tried to keep from a Congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6.
Adama Barrow’s re-election in The Gambia was not unexpected. It, however, leaves the opposition with an uncertain path forward and signals the shrinking status of his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh.
The Gambia has a unique system of voting that does not involve the use of paper ballots in casting votes – instead it uses marbles.
Lamine Diack’s life revolved around politics and sports.
The 2021 presidential election in The Gambia is expected to be peaceful and losing candidates are likely to accept the outcome.
Politicians have more incentive to react to current climate disasters, but more investment is needed in preparing for future problems.
The rule of Daniel Ortega has become increasingly authoritarian. Sanctions and repression could destabilize the region and result in increased numbers of refugees.
Indigenous people who vote are reminding Canada of the nation-to-nation relationships that continue to exist and to bring change from within the very structure that has been used to erase them.
The fast growth of the metropolis and the city’s political significance, to its large informal economy and the challenges residents face.
Civil society can play a role by holding political authorities accountable.
Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
The satirical magazine has long been a unique example of conservatism and iconoclasm.
Despite a historically diverse high court, its voting rules often fail to include minority viewpoints. That could be avoided if justices decided their cases by unanimous vote.
Taking just one political science class makes college students more likely to show up at the polls, two researchers find.
Humanity faces an extraordinary threat - why are so many of us not motivated into action?
Politics has become a low-trust, high-blame environment that has left public servants under near constant threat of attack.
The NDP had disappointing results in Québec during the federal election. The party must do some serious introspection.