Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are reframing democracy and the way citizens engage and organise in the digital space.
Nigeria’s 23rd year of unbroken democratic rule will be celebrated on 12 June 2022.
All actors in the electoral processes in Nigeria must work together to ensure peaceful elections.
To predict - and prevent - election-related violence, it’s important to first understand the key drivers of conflict.
Elites have strong incentives to foment violence. The way they speak about election issues in the media can inflame tensions.
Digitisation has enhanced the conduct of elections in Nigeria but there are still some drawbacks affecting its efficiency.
At the centre of the persisting violence in the north-central region of Nigeria is bad governance.
The award-winning documentary - now on in South Africa - follows opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. But it spends too much time in meetings instead of giving insight into the bigger picture.
Thirty-six candidates were murdered since campaigning began in Mexico last September, including numerous members of the president’s own Morena party.
Removing funding from research-led projects puts people in highly vulnerable situations.
Uganda media houses pay low wages and offer few development opportunities for journalists, which makes reporters more susceptible to bribes.
Elections are getting less safe in democracies and nondemocracies alike. Last year was the bloodiest year for elections in decades, with 54% of all national votes marred by some kind of violence.
Civilian peacekeepers are trying to stop violence before it starts.
As Donald Trump continued to stoke his base with false allegations of a ‘rigged’ election, violence at the U.S. Capitol shows America has devolved into a fragile state.
If there’s not a clear winner of the November 3 election and the current president refuses to leave office, here are six scenarios that could play out.
Are the conditions ripe in the US for violence before, during or after the presidential election?
The occurrence of violence in Kenya is a joint production between political elites and ordinary citizens.
Political legacies generated during authoritarian rule have a tendency to transcend into the multiparty era.
During the campaign, partisans of all political stripes were responsible for the violence. But Frelimo supporters were far more aggressive and violent.
Nigerian print media played a crucial role in monitoring violence, and thereby deterring it.