Rulers — and the oligarchs who support them — have found out how to establish a one-party state without resorting to coups.
In view of the African Union’s weakness, a key lesson from Chad’s April 2021 coup is that democratisation depends on the people.
Chadian President Idriss Deby has died on the frontline. Elected for a 6th term April 11, Deby was wounded in combat with rebels.
America’s constitution, the separation of powers and federalism are why American democracy is one of the most resilient in the world.
The partisan nature of the impeachment process is the stamp of America’s flawed democracy. The people, not Congress should be the ones to impeach or acquit.
Key moments at the start and end of the 2020 State of the Union exposed deepening political divide in America, signal the need for voters’ decisive action.
To demonstrate its commitment to democracy in Africa, the international community must delegitimize father-to-son transfer of power on the continent.
Omar Bongo died in power in 2009 after 42 years of corrupt rule. His son, Ali, took over. Now impaired, Ali has appointed his son to rule Gabon de facto.
Against the backdrop of Russian interference in 2016 election, a whistleblower’s complaint over Trump call to Ukraine leader brings State capture to mind.
As compared to decried white minority rule Mugabe was an economic disaster. He died more a foe to Zimbabwean people, an oppressor, than a hero or liberator.