This hearing will examine democratic trends, recent events and upcoming elections in sub-Saharan Africa. Members will have the opportunity to question a private panel of researchers and practitioners on the impacts of COVID-19 on elections, Chinese and Russian-facilitated of crackdowns and surveillance of civil society, and U.S. assistance to support democratic governance and elections.


Christopher Fomunyoh, PhD
Senior Associate for Africa
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Dorina A. Bekoe, Ph.D
Research Staff Member
Institute for Defense Analyses

Mr. Jon Temin
Africa Program
Freedom House

Mr. Joshua Meservey
Senior Policy Analyst, Africa and the Middle East
The Heritage Foundation