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Kenyans queue to vote in the 9 August 2022 election. John Ochieng/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Why youth apathy in elections bodes ill for Kenya

When people fail to exercise their right to vote, it increases the likelihood of political extremism and the pursuit of narrow interests.
Productivity is key in reducing inflation – it rides on innovation and efficiency, which should be encouraged. Photo by TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

Inflation is rising in Kenya: here’s why, and how to fix it

A confluence of many factors – from Russia’s war to drought to local corruption and lack of productivity – has inflated prices.
Some Nigerian women displaying their voter cards at a polling units during one of the country’s elections. Photo:aap/ Peter Obe. https://photos.aap.com/Peter Obe

Money is breaking democracy in Nigeria

Nigeria’s 23rd year of unbroken democratic rule will be celebrated on 12 June 2022.
Nine of the 48 candidates for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives participate in a debate on May 12, 2022, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Loren Holmes / ADN

Primaries are getting more crowded with candidates, and that’s good news for extremists and bad news for voters

The number of candidates running in party primaries has ballooned since 2010. That may result in extreme, inexperienced or controversial nominees who do not represent a majority of voters.

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