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Nyasa Times | Link to story» For the first time in the history of democracy in Malawi, the country will hold presidential candidate debates which are slated forApril 22 and 29 and May 6, 2014 organised by the National Media Institute of Southern Africa—Malawi Chapter—and approved by Malawi Electoral Commission.
The Atlantic | Link to story» On Saturday, amid the cold and rain, an estimated 7 million Afghans headed to the polls to choose from a roster of presidential candidates whose average age is 63.
All Africa | Link to story» Dozens of youths from different parts of Mauritania gathered in Nouakchott to attend a three-day leadership and communication training workshop focusing on public policy. The training ended on Saturday (January 18th) and was organised by an NGO called "Citizens Standing" (CCD) in partnership with the Cultural Co-operation and Action Department (SCAC) of the French embassy in Mauritania and the US National Democratic Institute (NDI).
Voice of America | Link to story» Political reporters are learning how to focus their coverage of Malawi’s next national elections on issues of health, schools and roads that will affect voters in the rural areas of the country. Two workshops have been run by the Institute on War and Peace Reporting and are funded by the National Democratic Institute. A third will he held in April.
Malawi Voice | Link to story» Voters in Chikwawa District will have the opportunity to meet their shadow parliamentarians and ward councilors face to face in preparedness of the May 20 tripartite elections, courtesy of Centre for Children's Affairs Malawi.
Globe and Mail | Link to story  » Beyond Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary personal generosity and vision, what was also celebrated at his death was the clear evidence that the most divided societies can be brought together if there is leadership at home and support from the international community.
Rustavi2 | Link to story  » National Democratic Institute has published the results of the survey of the ratings of political parties and leaders. According to the research, Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania and the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili are the most popular government leaders in Georgia with a 72 percent approval rating each, while 61 percent rate the Georgian Dream Coalition as the “party” closest to them.
Daily Times Nigeria | Link to story  » The President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, has promised to put in place a credible electoral body to ensure a free and fair presidential election in 2015. A government statement issued on Monday in Abidjan quoted Ouattara as making the promise at a press conference in Yamoussoukro to mark the end of his state visit to the region.
NBC News | Link to story  » More than two years since former dictator Moammar Gadhafi was ousted, Libya is still trying to take control of one of his unfortunate legacies – the proliferation of armed militias set up to fight him.