Mandela Washington Fellow Fatu Ogwuche – an international election observer in Washington, D.C.

Fatu Ogwuche, a Mandela Washington Fellow (2015), traveled to Washington, D.C., to act as an international election observer in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election. She is currently working on election projects in Ghana, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia and the U.S. (See full bio below.) The views and opinions expressed...

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Special edition U.S. elections #YALICHAT wrap-up

Political consultant and public relations specialist, Kitty Kurth, joined the YALI Network team to answer your questions about the United States’ elections. This historic presidential election caught the attention of YALI Network members and people across the globe. Still have questions about the electoral process? Learn more with these snapshots...

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For young political hopefuls, demographics are on their side

Many young people are disillusioned with politics and have a distrust of public institutions. As a young leader herself, Hadeel Ibrahim, executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, will hear from them this question: “Why should I enter a system that is systematically weighted against me?” African countries offer a...

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Election Time: Lessons from Young Leaders

This is the first article in a series titled, “Election Time: Lessons from Young Leaders” Lex Paulson is an attorney, professor, writer, and consultant in international governance. He’s worked as a facilitator and trainer for NGOs in Uganda, Burundi, Niger, Ghana, Congo-Brazzaville, Benin, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire, on issues related...

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Snowflakes in Niger

Adrienne Lever didn’t bring much experience to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. “I graduated Berkeley, got in my car and drove to a campaign office,” Lever says of her 23-year-old self. “I just worked as a volunteer until they hired me.” She ended up as a regional director for...

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