2024 weekly election brief1 eisa transparent democratic governance in africa CategoriesNews and Views South Africa

What unrepresented Political Parties and Independents need to Qualify for the Ballot

South Africa’s 2024 National and Provincial elections are scheduled to take place on the 29th of May. These elections represent thirty years of democracy as well as thirty years of uninterrupted African National Congress (ANC) governance nationally and in most provinces. A raft of opinion polls speculate that this uninterrupted ANC governance may change nationally, […]

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Insight & Analysis | The Constitutional Council Publishes the List of Candidates for the Presidential Election in Chad

The Constitutional Council of Chad has made the definitive list of candidates for the 2024 presidential elections public. The electoral process, framed by the timetable set by the National Agency for the Management of Elections (ANGE), received candidate dossiers from the 6th to the 15th of March 2024. Of the 20 initial candidates, the Constitutional […]

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Opinion | Civic and voter Education of CSOs in Chad enhanced at EISA training

Informed citizens’ participation in the Chadian electoral process is essential to strengthening the democratic processes in the upcoming elections in Chad. To this end, EISA facilitated a training of trainers’ workshop on voter education, held from March 12th to 14th, 2024. This initiative facilitated the sharing of knowledge, expertise, and best practices in civic and […]

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Enhancing Democratic Participation in Chad: EISA Launching the Training of Civic Educators

The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) launched a Civic and voter education Training the Trainers’ workshop. This workshop marks the beginning of a series of civic education activities EISA intends to conduct in major cities across Chad. The activity is aimed at informing citizens on pressing governance related issues within the country. […]

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Interview with EISA Executive Director on Chadian Political Developments

Success Masra, president of the Transformers party and fierce opponent of the Déby dynastic power, has recently been named as Prime Minister of Chad. Does the Transformers Party’s alliance with the government signify the death of the opposition? EISA’s Baïdessou Soukolgue, who himself is a Chadian national, responds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHtKKldUC4

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EISA Executive Director Writes Journal Article for SAIIA

EISA’s Executive Director was invited to write a journal article for the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA). This for SAIIA’s special edition (SAJIA Vol 30.3) entitled “Safeguarding Election Management Bodies in the Age of Democratic Recession”. The edition was guest edited by Toby James (University of East Anglia), Khabele Matlosa (former EISA Director […]

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Tribute to Professor Tom Lodge

The EISA Board Chairperson, Dr Roukaya Kasenally, the EISA Executive Director, Mr Baidessou Soukolgue, the Journal of African Elections (JAE) Editor Mr Denis Kadima, EISA staff and the JAE editorial board note with deep sadness the passing of Professor Tom Lodge on Wednesday 8 November 2023, and extend their heartfelt condolences to his family. It […]