Just like during the 1970s, coups in Africa have become trendy again. And I mean “trendy”: many human actions are more contagious than we give them credit for.
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 2023 Russia-Africa Summit’s outcome hinges on African states viewing Russia as partner, competitor, and rival amid evolving norms and Sino-Russian ties.
Weak passports trap citizens during crises, like Sudan’s impending collapse, limiting escape options and emphasizing the privilege of international movement.
Kenya’s anti-government protests have been characterized by both peaceful demonstrations and violent clashes with police.
Abdessalem Bouchouareb has been convicted in Algeria as part of an ongoing media crackdown, raising worries over press freedom.
Zimbabwe’s merged president and parliamentary elections are five months away. Ongoing registration is giving first-time voters, a chance to pick a leader.
Egyptian authorities are refusing to provide identity documents, including passports, birth certificates, and national IDs to critics living abroad.
A new civilian-led transitional government will be established in Sudan on April 11 after an agreement by the military leaders and pro-democracy forces.
Africans have consistently shown strong desire for democratic, accountable governance, but not satisfied with the quality of democracy in their countries.
The election that delivered Nigeria’s presidency to Bola Tinubu is deemed “flawed” by both domestic and foreign observers.