After the murder of their colleague Martinez Zogo, a government critic, Cameroonian journalists have said they won’t be intimidated…
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.)
Zimbabwe Opposition Warns Of Regime Election Violence
The leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has warned of…repression by the ruling Zanu-PF party to ensure victory in elections.
Sierra Leone Law To Keep 30% Posts For Women In Power
Sierra Leone has set laws to increase number of women in decision-making in private and public sectors, five months before presidential polls.
Raponda Named Gabon’s First-Ever Female VP
Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Odimba named Monday (Jan. 09) the country’s first female vice-president. Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda.
Thousands Protest Against Tunisian President’s Seizure Of Power
Thousands of protesters in central Tunis have marched against the seizure power by President, Kais Saied, demanding he step down.
Benin Holds Parliamentary Election Set To Test Democracy
Voters in Benin went out on Sunday for legislative poll seen as a test of democracy as opposition parties are back on ballot.
Tanzania’s Ends 6-Year Ban On Opposition Rallies
In an overture to political rivals, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has lifted a ban on opposition rallies imposed in 2016 by her predecessor.
Egypt: Detentions, Repression Follow Protest Calls
Egyptian authorities reportedly detained hundreds of people in a nationwide crackdown following calls for anti-government protests.
Cameroon: Paul Biya Marks 40 Years in Power
Biya, who at 89 will notch[ed] up 40 years in power [last] Sunday, [becoming] one of the world’s longest-serving leaders thanks to iron-fisted rule.
France’s Weapons Industry Is Growing Rich Off Dictatorships
France’s arms industry has long armed authoritarian regimes like in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and is now setting sights on Europe due to the war in Ukraine.