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10th KAS E-lection Bridge Conference - Gaborone, Botswana

Building a bridge between the players in modern political communication, from Africa and abroad, amid the pandemic.

KAS Media Africa hosts the 10th edition of the leading meeting on political communication and campaigning strategies on the continent. The event has an impressive speaker line-up. Panel discussions will offer an additional opportunity for communication experts, political scientists, and politicians to exchange views.

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It has been a little more than two years since KAS Media Africa hosted the 9th E-lection Bridge in Banjul, The Gambia. Plans to host the 10th edition, in Gaborone, Botswana, in May 2020 did not materialise and we all know why. Finally, that conference is here.

The event in Gaborone will be attended by important representatives of partner parties of KAS from across Africa. The presentations and deliberations will centre around election campaigning in times of the pandemic, on Chinese versus Western party cooperation and participants will, of course, hear about the history and politics of the host country, Botswana. In addition to politicians, participants will also include strategists and academics from Africa, Europe and the US.

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Gaborone, Botswana


  • Dr. Lina Benabdallah
    • Wake Forest University
    • Author of "Shaping the Future of Power"
  • Dr. Holger Dix
    • Director KAS Political Dialogue Subsahara Africa
    • Johannesburg
  • Dr. David Mmopelwa
    • Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis
    • Gaborone
  • Benno Müchler
    • KAS Country Director Ethiopia
    • Representative to the African Union
    • Addis Ababa
  • Samantha R Pilane
    • Project Manager
    • INK Centre for Investigative Journalism
    • Gaborone
  • Frank Priess
    • Deputy Head European and International Cooperation Konrad Adenauer Foundation
    • Berlin
  • Dr. Klaus Schüler
    • former Managing Director of CDU
    • Berlin
  • Prof. David Sebudubudu
    • Dean
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • University of Botswana
    • Gaborone
  • Dr. Cobus van Staden
    • Research and Analysis Director
    • The China Africa Project
    • Johannesburg

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