To address the political crisis after Lansana Conté, Guine adopted presidential term limits. Yet President Condé sought a third term in Sunday’s polls.
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Increasing repression on journalists has “chilled” the media in Egypt. There are concerns over the recent arrest of the brother of a prominent journalist.
In a new low, Zimbabwe’s wants to make it a criminal offence for citizens to hold meetings with foreign governments without state approval.
Cameroon opposition protests of September 22, 2020 to demand Paul Biya’s removal saw low turnout and dozens arrested including leading figures.
The de facto opposition leader of Cameroon, Maurice Kamto, called for nationwide anti-government protests on September 22, 2020. The Yaoundé regime met them with repression.
President Mnangagwa is looking to have exiled members of the G40 arrested and returned to Zimbabwe to face what he calls justice.
Torture and extrajudicial killing, even if those concerned are suspected terrorists, go contrary to the rule of law vital to democracy.
Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, UK and USA have urged the Zimbabwean Government to stop repression and corruption.
Rising Zimbabwean political satirist has critiqued the government of Mnangagwa. This comes as the regime is cracking down on growing dissent.
A disgruntled Malian army has carried out popular instruction for it to oust President Boubackar Keita. The transition is a unique opportunity for progress.