Chadian President Idriss Deby has died on the frontline. Elected for a 6th term April 11, Deby was wounded in combat with rebels.
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.)
Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
The death of a teenager in police custody in the heartland Berber minority of Algeria twenty years ago laid the base for future protests.
In a growing number of African countries, there are attempts to perpetuate the power of long-dominant families.
The death of Sidiki Abbas of the 3R, one of the most violent warlords in the Central African Republic, was announced earlier this month.
Tanzania’s 2020 election was a watershed moment. The ruling party rigged the elections on a large scale as part of an oppressive campaign.
As the U.S. and others threatened sanctions, Somalia’s president defiantly signed a law extending his and his government’s tenure.
Algeria’s pro-democracy hirak is at the crossroads with concerns it has been infiltrated by a group linked to an outlawed Islamist party.
When a dictatorial partner in the war on terror like Chad stages another controversial election, Western democracies turn a blind eye.
Uganda’s 2021 electoral context has seen a brutal election crackdown. Some have been arrested, others tortured in state gulags.