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  1. Will Africa’s most-regarded democracies meet their citizens’ expectations in 2016?

    ... “free” by Freedom House’s influential measure of political rights and civil liberties  (see Table 1). These countries not only ... since 2003.  Furthermore, the country ranks first on the “Participation and Human Rights” measure of the IIAG.  Despite these ...

    Wairimu - 09/12/2016 - 11:11

  2. Youth Day: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political engagement lags among Africa’s youth

    Political participation Afrobarometer 12 Aug 2016 Political and civic engagement by African youth is declining and is ...

    Wairimu - 08/13/2016 - 00:42

  3. AD101: Youth political engagement in South Africa: Beyond student protests

    ... people see youth as the primary catalyst of activism and political change. ... On the other hand … a wide range of commentators ... survey indicate little change in levels of political participation among South African youth (aged 18-35 years) in general. While ...

    cshoy - 06/16/2016 - 11:10

  4. Majority of Swazi’s of the opinion that political parties are divisive and therefore unnecessary

    Democracy Political participation 25 May 2016 Two out of three Swazis were of the opinion that political parties were divisive and therefore  not necessary in Swaziland’s ...

    cshoy - 05/25/2016 - 17:25

  5. WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa

    ... information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization? We use a novel geo-referenced dataset for the entire ... sources on the occurrence of protests and on individual participation in protests to bring this argument to empirical scrutiny. We ...

    Wairimu - 04/25/2016 - 13:32

  6. WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa

    ... information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization? We use a novel geo-referenced dataset for the entire ... sources on the occurrence of protests and on individual participation in protests to bring this argument to empirical scrutiny. We ...

    Wairimu - 04/25/2016 - 13:59

  7. BP80: Zambian citizens, democracy and political participation

    ... the one-party state and calls for a return to a multiparty political system. The holding of multiparty elections in 1991 and the ... the Zambian citizens’ perception with regard to political participation in general and support for democracy in particular, as captured ...

    lulu - 01/18/2016 - 13:47

  8. BP102: Protest and political participation in South Africa: Time trends and characteristics of protesters

    ... to impact public opinion and influence policy makers on political, economic, or social matters. Some scholars suggest that political ... paper begins with an assessment of trends in protest participation over the last decade in South Africa before providing insights ...

    lulu - 01/18/2016 - 18:26

  9. WP162: Language, education, and citizenship in Africa

    ... fragmentation may inhibit national cohesion and democratic participation. This article examines language competence of individuals in 10 ... it will ask how these factors relate to individuals’ political participation and democratic attitudes. Unsurprisingly, higher ...

    Wairimu - 03/30/2016 - 20:54

  10. WP162: Language, education, and citizenship in Africa

    ... fragmentation may inhibit national cohesion and democratic participation. This article examines language competence of individuals in 10 ... it will ask how these factors relate to individuals’ political participation and democratic attitudes. Unsurprisingly, higher ...

    Wairimu - 03/30/2016 - 20:58

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