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Africa articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy on the ancient continent of Africa where fifty-four nations represent one of the great frontiers for democracy. Also see our World Democracy section! (FYI, Egypt is found in the Middle East section.)
“The law is a revolution,” said Prime Minister and member of the Nidaa Tounes party Youssef Chahed
Abiy Ahmed stands as a new dawn for Ethiopia’s democracy. He is beginning to be seen as a beacon of hope for the future of democracy, peace and stability in Africa and beyond.
It appears that democracy is instead being controlled by President Biya to promote civil strife, anger, and instability. It is time for Cameroonians, especially the ruling elite to look deep into their souls
Is everyone calling for the President to stay in power? If so, one might reasonably then question if elections have become a formality in Cameroon, perhaps a “tick the box” exercise meant to satisfy Western conditionality for more aid.
Of Africa’s living rulers, only Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has ruled uninterrupted for longer
The election commission has said it is not bound by law to accede to the opposition’s demands on the ballot papers
Bill proposed by South Sudan’s government that would extend President Kiir’s term for three years
Government promises a free and fair vote and the military says it won’t stray from the barracks
Kenya’s government is failing to pay many of its contractors on time, as corruption drains funds