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Guinea's Journey Toward Democracy

March 23, 2010

Following years of discouraging setbacks, democracy may finally be emerging as a credible reality for the West African state of Guinea.

Election Disputes, Elections, Democracy Assistance, Civil Society

IFES Participates in the Colloquium on African Elections: Best Practices and Cross-Sectoral Collaboration

November 09, 2009

IFES participated in the Colloquium on African Elections: Best Practices and Cross-Sectoral Collaboration, which brought together pivotal election stakeholders from across the continent to assess recent African elections and develop recommendations for raising the standards for future polls.

Elections, Election Procedures, Electoral Systems, Election Law, Legal Framework

Mauritana at Crossroads

June 01, 2009

Occupying a great swath of desert between North and West Africa, Mauritania seems to be fated to be a profoundly schizophrenic place...

Civil Society, Governance, Post-conflict, Election Disputes, Democracy Assistance

Country In Brief

IFES is implementing its USAID-funded Technical Assistance for Elections Support program through the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Specifically, IFES is working closely with the newly established Democracy and Electoral Assistance Unit (DEAU) within the AU to effectively support national election commissions across the continent, as well as to create a pool of trained African electoral experts capable of effectively monitoring elections throughout Africa. Under IFES’s guidance, the Unit has become fully staffed and has taken charge of AU election observation missions since 2008. The Carter Center and the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) are partnering with IFES on certain aspects of the program.

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