South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, VP under Zuma, appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Wednesday.
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Zambia’s reputation as one of Africa’s most stable democracies will be tested this week when President Edgar Lungu seeks re-election.
Students unionists in Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, fear expulsion from university, jail, terror charges, and torture.
Two recent attacks on journalists raise concerns about the increased dangers Nigerian journalists confront in the course of their work.
As part of a decade-old criminal probe, Egyptian authorities summoned at least five human rights activists for questioning in July 2021.
Kais Saied has been sacked by Tunisia’s troubled politicians as an experienced outsider despite a landslide in the 2019 presidential.
Owners of looted shops in Soweto accuse the South African government of neglecting them during this month’s violence and looting.
The landlocked country once known as Swaziland is cracking down on pro-democracy protesters, sparking a crisis in Southern Africa.
Tunisia is disintegrating, where the Arab Spring began. It may, however, not be too late to salvage the country’s shaky democracy.
Tanzania’s opposition leader was arrested last week and charged with plotting to kill state officials, dashing hopes for a democratic turn.