No matter how clean an election is, Nigerian politicians typically challenge the result.
Gabon is resource rich, but the Bongo family’s continuous rule has been bad news for the country of 2.3 million people.
The political elite have held on to power through power-sharing arrangements rather than the ballot. How will that change?
For a quarter of a century Malaysians have campaigned for something better, for greater transparency and accountability, and a more equitable, cross-communal, way of governing Malaysia.
The drive to remove Confederate monuments links those monuments to modern racism. An economic historian shows that the intent and effect of those monuments from inception was to perpetuate racism.
The modern representative democracy was the best form of government mid-18th-century technology could invent. The 21st century is a different place scientifically, technically and socially.
Leadership succession can be dangerous for dictatorships, encouraging infighting among political elites and potentially plunging a country into chaos.
Kenya’s inability to move past ethnic ideology has made it difficult to develop alternative bases for political organisation.
AI can manipulate a real event or invent one from thin air to create a ‘situation deepfake.’ These deepfakes threaten to influence upcoming elections, but you can still protect your vote.
Rhun ap Iorwerth replaced Adam Price as Plaid Cymru leader.
The United States has a two-party political system because of single-winner plurality voting.
There are several strong arguments for allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote. But there are potential pitfalls, too.
Social media account of Cambodia’s long-serving leader was deleted amid a spat with Facebook over videoed threats of violence against opposition supporters.
Sierra Leone needs to rebuild public trust in its election by maintaining a completely transparent process.
Public comment could soon swamp government officials and representatives, thanks to AI, but AI could also help spot compelling stories from constituents.
Calls to secede have been heard from time to time in Kenya – most often around elections.
Artificial intelligence looks like a political campaign manager’s dream because it could tune its persuasion efforts to millions of people individually – but it could be a nightmare for democracy.
The proportional representation system has long outlived its relevance. Its negative extremes abound in local government.
Incumbent president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in a second-round vote that will decide the future trajectory of Turkey’s politics.
The fluidity of the country’s short-lived coalitions is a major cause of instability in Kenya.