Not Your African Cliche - Elections Last Longer than a Day

Not Your African Cliche – Elections Last Longer than a Day

The latter part of 2016 was filled with dramatic elections taking place all over the world, some of them happening on our continent. The Ladies of NYAC chat with Jemila Abdulai (@jabdulai) from Ghana and Aisha Dabo (@mashanubian) from The Gambia about the recent elections in their respective countries. We examine the political histories of our countries, discuss the trials our democracies and elections face (low civic engagement, lack of civic education), and ask, what lessons can the rest of Africa learn from recent elections in Ghana and The Gambia?

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Resources
mgafrica.com/article/2016-12-12…-a-dream-in-africa
circumspecte.com/2016/11/ghana-el…mocracy-silence/
africasacountry.com/2016/11/all-you…2016-elections/
qz.com/876761/five-african-2…gola-liberia-and-drc/

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What we are reading/watching/listening to
– The Mail Empire’s Kurukan Fuga Charter (Text)
– Ghanaian Ministerial Appointments on myjoyonline.com/tv
– #WGHSMemories on Twitter
– Gospel Trap Music (Ahaa by Tim Godfrey; Gospel New Orleans Bounce Remix: open.spotify.com/album/0KfLpi39P3TQWr41Wg9NPH )
– Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming (Book)

This episode was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode, and theme music “Ayo” is by Femi Leye