Apr 6, 2015

Governors off to strong start in re-election bids

The incumbents have grabbed the lead in all 10 gubernatorial elections being held April 12, according to opinion polls and other early indicators. Unified elections are held in two waves every four years to fill governorships and municipal and prefectural assemblies across the country. ...

Nigeria's rocky road forward

Apr 5, 2015

Nigeria's rocky road forward

by Gwynne Dyer

Even if President-elect Muhammadu Buhari cracks down on Nigeria's endemic corruption, the country's stability and prosperity will continue to be threatened by overpopulation, sectarian violence and falling oil prices.

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

Apr 5, 2015

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

by Simon Webb

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election is an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged. In an interview Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said that her opposition National League for ...