The evidence we uncovered in this study showed that patrimonialism as the style of politics, the types of elections, the type of electoral system and election administration are the main causes of election violence in Africa.
It is glaring that President Ramaphosa declined to mention South Africa reaching out to the rest of Africa. South Africa’s internal problems are clearly the ONLY priority. Charity begins at home.
Zuma showed some political maturity in his speech. He recognised the supremacy of the people of South Africa whose interest all holders of public office must defend and submitted himself to the supreme law of the land.
There is an argument going around among pro-Zuma supporters that Zuma’s corruption is nothing compared to the injustices committed by the whites during the apartheid and therefore that it is hypocritical that many focus on his mistakes.
The chance for peace and dialogue might have been missed. A civil war, for some, and a war between two countries for others, is more likely than not underway in the Cameroons.
The African Bar Association called on Nigeria to release the abductees within 48 hours of receiving its letter or face legal action in international and local courts.
Ghana is currently Africa’s most democratic country according to several indicators and therefore stands out as the ideal example that democracy is possible in Africa
Anglophones have decried the fact that the more than 50 years old regime of Yaounde exploited their vulnerability resulting from their being expended by Britain. Yaounde has gone on to treat them as second-class citizens.
A study in which we look at the level of democracy in four countries where the present incumbent has been in power for more than 15 years and four other countries where two or more Presidents succeeded in office in the last 15 years.
In comparing African countries, those with term limits for the position of the Chief Executive are more likely to have democratic advancements or to be more democratic than those in which there are no term limits.