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· February, 2011

Stories about Elections from February, 2011

27 February 2011

Côte d’Ivoire: Twitter Campaign for Anderson Cooper’s Attention

Global Voices author Anna Gueye was instrumental in a recent campaign to persuade influential CNN reporter Anderson Cooper to pay as much attention to protests in African countries such as...

26 February 2011

Armenia: Social Networks for Social Revolution?

With uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world, the extra-parliamentary opposition in Armenia is now seeking to replicate events in the former Soviet republic, and not least...

25 February 2011

Côte d'Ivoire: The Difficult Legacy of Houphouët-Boigny

To better understand the origins of the current political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, it is necessary to place recent events in their post-colonial context. Anna Gueye traces the history of...

24 February 2011

Peru: Controversy Over Removal of Anonymity in Electoral Polls

A new policy preventing opinion polls from being conducted anonymously caused a storm in the press and on social networking sites. Finally, faced with a barrage of questions from the...

22 February 2011

Uganda: No Signs of Egypt-Style Uprising

The 2011 Presidential Elections in Uganda have concluded relatively peacefully, with rolling results being announced over the course of the weekend. The blogging community and, in fact, the entire country...

Macedonia: Early Elections Imminent, Date Uncertain

Filip Stojanovski reports on the decision to hold early elections in Macedonia, and on the bloggers' reactions to it.

Poland: Ex-PM Jarosław Kaczyński Starts Blogging

On Feb. 18, Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's national conservative Law and Justice party, started a blog, and his first post has generated over 1,650 comments in just two days....

Peru: Wikileaks Cable Stirs Electoral Campaign

19 February 2011

Uganda: A Day After Uganda Elections 2011

Ugandans went to the polls Friday 18 February, 2011 for presidential and parliamentary elections. President Yoweri Museveni is expected to win. Below is a roundup of election-related posts and tweets...

Uganda: Kampala quiet after voting

18 February 2011

Turks & Caicos: Now Is The Time

Jamaica: Get Up, Stand Up

Uganda: Bloggers Apprehensive as Voters Go to Polls

Ugandans go to the polls on Friday for the country's second round of multiparty elections since current president Yoweri Museveni took power in 1986. The mood among both Ugandans on...

17 February 2011

Equatorial Guinea: Mr Obiang, New Chairperson of the African Union and Human Rights Abuser

On January 30, 2011, the African Union elected Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as its new chairperson, succeeding Malawian President Mr Bingu wa Mutharika. However, the long-standing president of Equatorial...

Uganda: Uganda Elections 2011 on Twitter

Ugandans will go to the polls tomorrow for presidential and parliamentary elections. The main candidates for the presidential race are President Yoweri Museveni, Dr. Kizza Besigye and Norbert Mao.Twitter users...

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