Polarization is tearing democracies around the world from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and US. Article looks at how to counter this dynamic.
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.)
South African businesses in Nigeria are being targeted with violence in retaliation for xenophobic attacks carried against Africans working in South Africa.
President Ramaphosa condemned Xenophobic attacks and widespread looting and arson on foreign-owned businesses across Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria.
Presidential candidates Selma Elloumi Rekik and Abir Moussi want to fight against creeping fundamentalism that has threatened Tunisian women’s freedoms.
Zimbabwe’s misery is largely the product of State repression. Its security agencies have been involved in incidents that have targeted the opposition.
Outgoing UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Bishow Parajuli, says the current crackdown targeting opposition demonstrators and activists is “intolerable.
Zimbabwean chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni, who was serving an 18-month jail-term at Khami Prison, has been released by the High Court on $500 bail.
South Africa should take urgent measures to prevent attacks on foreign truck drivers in the recent spate of xenophobic violence, Human Rights Watch.
An interesting article in Democracy Digest looks at the challenges to democratic transition in Sudan post-coup in April 2019 and the transition debacle.
Zimbabwe police arrested 10 union officials on Friday as they tried to petition the finance minister over low pay for teachers.