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A woman poses for a photo with a statue of the Winter Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen near the Olympic Green in Beijing on Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Get caught up in the Olympic spirit, but keep your (political) eyes wide open

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.
Kwame Nkrumah favoured continental federalism but worked against its practice in Ghana. Wikimedia Commons

How Ghana lost its federalism – and lessons for others

Ghana lost its federalism due to mistaken political choices and missed opportunities, suggesting that other federations in Africa might well be at similar risk.
Voters follow social distancing measures at the Halifax Convention Centre as they prepare to vote in the federal election in Halifax back in September. This year will bring about a host of significant political issues and events that will impact communities both locally and globally. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Here are some of the political events that will dominate headlines in 2022

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.
Gambia’s president Adama Barrow waves to supporters shortly after he arrived the country in 2017. Carl De Souza/AFP via Getty Images

What Barrow’s re-election means for The Gambia

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.
For some Indigenous people, participating in Canadian elections continues the legitimacy of the Canadian state. (Shutterstock)

A vote for Canada or Indigenous Nationhood? The complexities of First Nations, Métis and Inuit participation in Canadian politics

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.

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