Monique Bennett
Monique Bennett holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Political Science at Stellenbosch University funded by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. She enjoys a mixed-methods approach to research across topics such as governance, environmental issues, human security and peacebuilding within the African context. She supports her research team by providing data-driven evidence for their research/op-eds and writes for various South Africa news outlets.
Uganda 2021 Election: Implications and Lessons

Uganda 2021 Election: Implications and Lessons

Introduction On Saturday 16 January 2021, the Electoral Commission of Uganda (EC) once again declared President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) as the winners. He will start his 6th term as president of Uganda. Museveni is entering his 35th...

Uganda Election Day 2021: Summary

Uganda Election Day 2021: Summary

While we wait for the official results to be verified and released, the following will provide a summary of events that took place on election day in Uganda  Polling Stations   Most polling stations opened at 07h00 and closed at 16h00. Some polling...

Uganda Elections Tracker 2021

Uganda Elections Tracker 2021

After a year of several contested elections, the first election of 2021 on the continent takes place in Uganda. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni is entering his 35th year in power and is the fourth longest-ruling head of state in Africa.

No country, no future

No country, no future

The bleak plight of stateless children in South Africa The Bill of Rights states that every child has the right to a name and a nationality from birth and that the child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child. Without a birth...

Tanzania: Pre-election developments: October 23-26

Tanzania: Pre-election developments: October 23-26

Election Campaign Concerns Deputy Secretary General for ACT-Wazalendo for Zanzibar, Nassor Ahmed, reportedly went missing for 5 hours on Sunday (25th October) after his vehicle was hit by an unmarked car which then took him away. Leaders of ACT-Wazalendo in Zanzibar...

Tanzania Election Tracker 2020

Tanzania Election Tracker 2020

Introduction Tanzanians are heading to the polls on the 28th October. The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has governed Tanzania since independence in 1961, and is the second longest-ruling party in Africa. President John Magufuli swept into power in 2015 with a...

Monique Bennett
Monique Bennett holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Political Science at Stellenbosch University funded by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. She enjoys a mixed-methods approach to research across topics such as governance, environmental issues, human security and peacebuilding within the African context. She supports her research team by providing data-driven evidence for their research/op-eds and writes for various South Africa news outlets.
Uganda Election Day 2021: Summary

Uganda Election Day 2021: Summary

While we wait for the official results to be verified and released, the following will provide a summary of events that took place on election day in Uganda  Polling Stations   Most polling stations opened at 07h00 and closed at 16h00. Some polling...

Uganda Elections Tracker 2021

Uganda Elections Tracker 2021

After a year of several contested elections, the first election of 2021 on the continent takes place in Uganda. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni is entering his 35th year in power and is the fourth longest-ruling head of state in Africa.

No country, no future

No country, no future

The bleak plight of stateless children in South Africa The Bill of Rights states that every child has the right to a name and a nationality from birth and that the child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child. Without a birth...