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Electoral Promises Without Manifestos: A Crucial Missing Piece

As the October 10, 2023, Presidential and Legislative Elections draw closer, one missing element is the absence of clear and well-articulated manifestos from political parties. It is increasingly difficult to distinguish one political party from another in terms of ideological and developmental programmes. In Liberia, robust and vibrant ideologies and programs from political parties and […]

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Chadian Media Professionals Equiped with Tools for Ethical Elections Coverage

Chad’s media landscape is very diverse with a range of well-established players. There are six private television channels in Chad, more than 60 private radio stations, of which about 20 broadcast from N’Djamena and more than 40 from the provinces. Additionally, there are 38 French-language newspapers, 13 Arabic-language newspapers and about 20 online press sites. […]

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The Farmington Declaration is more than a piece of paper

Africa’s culture and history is often passed on through oral tradition, with spoken words arguably more valuable than written words. An African proverb says that: “When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” This perspectives series challenges political leaders to reflect on their commitment to the 2023 Revised Farmington declaration. Political leaders […]

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Can Biometric Voter Registrationdeduplication and public scrutiny enhance voters’ roll integrity in Liberia and elsewhere? Best Practices from the field.

The integrity of the voters’ roll is crucial for the proper functioning of democratic elections. Biometric voter registration (BVR), deduplication, error checking, and public scrutiny are practices that enhance voters’ roll integrity and strengthen the entire election process. In preparation for the October 2023 elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Liberia is for the […]

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Biometric Voter Registration: 2020 and 2023 Comparison

EISA’s International Election Observation Team to the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections has compiled a comparison data table whereby Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) figures for the years 2020 and 2023 were compared. The data reveals that, overall, more people have been registered with the BVR compared to the year 2020. From a total of 2 […]

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Leaving No One Behind: Prioritizing Inclusion in Civic and Voter Education for Persons with Disabilities

Inclusive Civic and Voter Education (CVE) plays a crucial role in fostering a democratic society that values the participation of all individuals, including those with disabilities. Ensuring the inclusion of people with Disabilities (PwDs) in civic and voter education is not only a matter of equality and social justice but also a means of empowering […]