Kenya: A movement for peace
Kenya's youth are working to ensure that peace prevails during Monday's national vote, the first since post-election violence swept the country in 2007. Read their stories.
Egypt: I cast my ballot
This week, Egyptians began voting in their freest elections in decades after ousting President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. Sherry Mikhael, Mercy Corps' operations officer in Egypt, recounts her experience yesterday casting a ballot in the historic elections.
Tunisia: A day for democracy
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve heard the word “democracy” today. I’m in Tunis on a day that will go down in history as Tunisia’s first free elections in over 23 years.
Tunisia: Preparing for Sunday's historic vote
Nobody has ever explained participatory democracy to the people I met today in El Ktar in southern Tunisia. Until recently it was only a vague concept, irrelevant to their daily lives.
Liberia: Nobel Peace Prize, elections and youth
With the award of the Nobel Peace Prize last week to three influential women including two Liberians, the world will surely take notice of the October 11th elections in Liberia.