In the three decades that he has led his country, Isaias Afwerki has never faced an election. He isn’t shy in explaining why this is the case.
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.)
Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has resorted to probing opposition MPs as he intensifies his assault on the democratic gains of 2011.
It is little-known that the proportional system used in 1999 was not meant to be the final electoral arrangement for South Africa.
Thousands of Sudanese turned to the streets wednesday in new demonstrations against a military coup that occurred in October.
Nigeria’s insecurity endures. Gunmen are continually attacking in a number of states. The scenario is quickly devolving into broad anarchy.
The protesters who have been fighting tirelessly for democracy wanted to recreate the two days of barricading in Khartoum last week.
Young Libyans are being persecuted and denied the freedom of expression under the guise of protecting “Libyan and Islamic values”.
The Ugandan government has not held to account security officials who unlawfully detained, tortured several government critics, HRW.
It is dangerous to criticize the President in Uganda. “Cyberstalking the president” has lately been charged against some journalists.
Judicial authorities in Rwanda are prosecuting opposition members, journalists, and commentators on the basis of their speech.