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Tunisia. A country which has made history numerous times in recent years: as the birthplace of the Arab Spring and for passing one of the most forward-looking constitutions in the Arab world. What price did the country have to pay? Perhaps the trash-littered streets of Tunis give…

This article was originally published on the London School of Economics Africa Blog.–Ghanaian blogger Jemila Abdulai looks back on a landmark election not just for Ghana, but the whole of Africa.When it comes to African elections, one can always be certain of a healthy dose of unpredictability. From delays…

Dear Registered Voter,In less than 5 days, it will be election day, or as some call it, the day of accountability. We have prepared for this day for months, been subjected to endless bickering by some politicians, and, have gained insight into the men and women who have…

Initially published on the London School of Economics (LSE) Africa Blog.–Jarreth Merz’ film An African Election covers the highs and lows of Ghana’s crucial 2008 presidential election, giving important insights into the electoral processes which helped safeguard the very stability of this West African nation. With many African presidential elections on the…

Originally written by Jemila Abdulai for the March 2012 edition of the SAIS ObserverAfrican Elections: Version 2012The lineup of African elections this year is impressive to say the least. Over 10 countries are slated to go to the polls to select their local and national representatives. Among them…

Hi guys!This is a quick update on a campaign I’ve been helping Ghana Decides with for Ghana’s upcoming December elections. It’s called the Ghana Decides Tag – modeled after the actual game of tag and the “Ghana Tag” series on Youtube – and basically it’s an opportunity for…

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