The second Annual National Conference of Watch Democracy Grow took place on Friday July 6, 2018, at Georges Washington University in Washington, DC. Peace Building in Africa, Parity Democracy and Term limits were among the themes discussed.
The conference closed in the evening with a dinner and the announcement of several awards recognising individuals and institutions for their commitment to democracy on the continent. Awardees include former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the government of Zimbabwe for a smooth transition of power marked by the unexpected departure of longtime leader Robert Mugabe.
For more on Watch Democracy Grow, journalist Ben Bangoura spoke with Dr. Kofi Agyapong, Chairman of Sons and Daughters of Africa (SADA), which co-organized the conference. AlloAfricaNews