For all four countries, the culmination of war, poverty, mass displacement, inaccessibility to aid, drought, and crop failure is a formula for famine, with the ultimate result being severe food deprivation that threatens millions.
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.)
In Africa, the holding of regular elections has in most cases failed to translate to democracy and peacebuilding. For instance since 2000 Zimbabweans have experienced five national elections.
Opposition parties in Zimbabwe say they have no confidence in the country’s electoral commission
With the world population having more women than men, it should be clear that with the right political environment women should gain more public elections for government.
Leaders used to getting their way are now losing to NGOs, opposition parties and ordinary citizens
If aging African dictators die today, history and research show that tomorrow is unlikely to be better
How far has the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission gone in implementing recommendations from the last elections? How is the biometric voter registration system going to work?
Civil society groups marked this year’s International Women’s Day by urging women to register to vote
The gulf between mainstream assertions about development and democracy in Tanzania and what is happening
l suggest that a strategic alliance under one presidential candidate and vigorous campaigning in Zanu PF strongholds may bring desired results for the opposition.