Southern African governments clamped down on vocal journalists, activists, and opposition politicians in 2017
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It remains to be seen whether the protests in Tunisia are a stumbling block or a turning point in the future of the country
The African Bar Association called on Nigeria to release the abductees within 48 hours of receiving its letter or face legal action in international and local courts.
Democratic rights are increasingly not respected in Kenya, states a new report on the global status of freedom.
Ethiopia’s top prosecutor said Monday that charges against 528 prisoners detained in connection with anti-government protests would
Ghana is currently Africa’s most democratic country according to several indicators and therefore stands out as the ideal example that democracy is possible in Africa
Burundi’s government recently proposed constitutional changes that would, among other things, allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay
Voter buying is not a new phenomenon, stands, food, farming implements and other goodies are now know to be used as a carrot and stick measure towards every election.
An opposition activist died in prison after being tortured in Equatorial Guinea, the country’s main opposition party
Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt’s Arab Spring