Kamissa Camara

Kamissa Camara is an Africa political analyst and program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). She previously worked for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) where she oversaw electoral assistance projects in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. The views expressed are her own and do not reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy. Follow her on Twitter @kamissacamara.

Fletcher Forum articles by Kamissa Camara:


ICC Prosecutions in Africa Underscore Need for Effective Regional Institutions

November 18, 2013 by Kamissa Camara
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The increasing number of International Criminal Court investigations and indictments suggests that the Court’s power to dissuade leaders from committing crimes, though highly desirable, has not yet been proven.

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Mali: Beacon of Democracy Gone Dark

August 2, 2012 by Kamissa Camara
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For the past 20 years, the West African Republic of Mali has been seen as one of the most stable democracies in sub-Saharan Africa. However, a recent coup in March 2012 revealed fragile republican institutions, weak opposition parties, and a widening poverty gap between urban and rural areas. This coup has implications for the entire subregion.

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