Kenya’s anti-government protests have been characterized by both peaceful demonstrations and violent clashes with police.
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.)
Imprisoned Journalist Is Latest Escalation In Algeria Media Crackdown
Abdessalem Bouchouareb has been convicted in Algeria as part of an ongoing media crackdown, raising worries over press freedom.
Zimbabwe: Young Voters Register For Elections
Zimbabwe’s merged president and parliamentary elections are five months away. Ongoing registration is giving first-time voters, a chance to pick a leader.
Exile Or Prison: Egypt’s Offer To Critics Abroad
Egyptian authorities are refusing to provide identity documents, including passports, birth certificates, and national IDs to critics living abroad.
Sudan Junta And Democracy Forces Agree On New Government
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.
Study: Africa’s Discontent With Quality Of Democracy Growing
Africans have consistently shown strong desire for democratic, accountable governance, but not satisfied with the quality of democracy in their countries.
Nigeria’s Flawed Election Risks A Democratic Backslide
The election that delivered Nigeria’s presidency to Bola Tinubu is deemed “flawed” by both domestic and foreign observers.
Confronting An Assault On Democracy In Tunisia
President Saied’s aim to centralize power and dismantle Tunisia’s democratic gains since the 2011 revolution has left the country in turmoil.
Number Of Nigerian Women Lawmakers Shrinks By Nearly Half
The number of female lawmakers in Nigeria’s parliament will fall by nearly half when legislators are sworn-in in early June.
How Young Voters Can Shake Up Nigeria’s Next Election
On February 25 Nigerians will choose a successor to Buhari, whose eight years in power have been blighted by steep economic decay.