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View Resource Nigeria: An Opportunity for Civilian Rule?

This week's In the News discusses the current political situation in Nigeria. The nine resources discussed offer breaking news, commentary, and analysis. The next few weeks may prove crucial for Nigeria, which is beginning to see some signs of calm and civil order after a week of rioting and violence. The rioting erupted after opposition leader Moshood Abiola died of a heart attack on July 7 after...
View Resource Hopes on the Horizon: Africa in the 1990s

This companion Website to the PBS documentary of the same name that premiered last week "chronicles the rise of pro-democracy movements in six African countries during the 1990s: Benin, Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco, Mozambique, and South Africa. For each country, the Website provides a profile, a brief synopsis of events in the 1980s and '90s, an essay by an African scholar or expert in African...
View Resource International Foundation for Election Systems

Since 1987, the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) has provided technical assistance in all areas of election administration and election management. IFES is a non-profit non-governmental organization which has also been a part of the electoral process in over 100 countries over the past fifteen years. On the site, visitors can learn about the foundation's ongoing research...