Essays | October 2, 2014

Malawi’s 2014 Elections: An Assessment

“The elections of 2014 demonstrated a lot of weaknesses in Malawi’s electoral system…which renders it vulnerable to errors that can conceivably undermine completely the credibility of elections conducted in Malawi’s future. A critical reassessment of the process and its reform are therefore necessary to avoid a repeat of the chaos that was the 2014 elections.”

Photo credit to Flickr user Brittany Danisch. Taken on August 23, 2011. No changes were made. This picture is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bdanisch/6085516430
An individual counts votes during an election.
Vistas | September 26, 2014

Ushahidi Crowdsourcing Platform: A People-Centered Approach to Conflict Transformation in Kenya

“New media technologies have opened avenues for the African people to participate more directly, and more strategically, in public affairs. A closed door of morbid silence has suddenly been flung wide open, and different people-centered initiatives are emerging as the African general public utilizes these new technologies to address societal issues.”

Photo credit to Flickr user Erik (HASH) Hersman. Taken on October 4, 2008. No changes were made. This picture is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2912773378/in/set-72157605424701325
User displays the Ushahidi J2ME App for smartphones.
Featured-Header | September 22, 2014

Article 46A Bis: A Step Backward in Ending Impunity in Africa

“If this retrogressive provision comes into force, the survivors and victims of atrocities will have no option but to seek justice and reparation from elsewhere—in this case, the ICC, which still has jurisdiction to try perpetrators of mass atrocities, regardless of official position—thereby defeating the principle of ‘African solutions to African problems.’ ”

Photo credit to Flickr user Ben Sutherland. Taken on February 15, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. No changes were made. This picture is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bensutherland/8496877807/
Graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa.
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