Recent News and Analysis

This page highlights recent news and analysis on candidate debates from the international press.

*Articles do not represent the views of NDI.

English Publication Date: August 15, 2017 Source: Daily Observer Country: Liberia

The “Ducor Debates” is being held under the authority of the Liberia Media Development Initiative (LMDI) and the Public Trust Media Group (PTMG), and is focused on several crucial national issues, including the expected National Referendum on...

English Publication Date: August 15, 2017 Source: News in English Country: International

“Fragmented,” “unclear” and “chaotic” were among words used to describe the first organized and nationally televised debate among the leaders of Norway’s nine major political parties Monday night.  One commentator described the debate, held in...

English Publication Date: July 29, 2017 Source: The Star Country: Kenya

Mike Sonko and Peter Kenneth are not attending the Nairobi governor aspirants' debate taking place at Crowne Plaza Hotel.

 
English Publication Date: July 27, 2017 Source: HiviSasa Country: Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta made a prudent decision to skip the televised presidential debate on Monday, it is now emerging. 

English Publication Date: July 25, 2017 Source: Africa News Country: Kenya

Odinga made the remark during the presidential debate which was broadcast live on national television and snubbed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

 
English Publication Date: July 25, 2017 Source: SDE Country: Kenya

Raila had earlier challenged the President to agree to debate him after the Debate Commission informed him that there had been no response from Jubilee to what would be or not be acceptable.

English Publication Date: July 25, 2017 Source: Tuko Country: Kenya

Kenyans have taken to social media to attack President Uhuru Kenyatta for missing the highly anticipated debate. 

English Publication Date: July 25, 2017 Source: Standard Media Country: Kenya

Nasa flag bearer Mr Raila Odinga who showed up for the presidential debate had a lot to say to Kenyans. He agreed that Kenya was going in the wrong direction because of the high inflation rate, youth unemployment and mega corruption in the...

English Publication Date: July 25, 2017 Source: Zipo Country: Kenya

As the ‘presidential monologue’ continued, millions of Kenyans watched as the Opposition leader peculiarly kept referring to Linus and Joe, until the former had had enough of it and attempted to correct the ex PM. But it was all in vain.

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English Publication Date: July 25, 2017 Source: Zipo Country: Kenya

Soon after it was clear that President Uhuru Kenyatta had not and was not going to show up at the venue for the highly-publicised debate, Kenyans took to social media to attack him.

 
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