Rights groups say Tanzania’s government has reduced the democratic space in the country by arresting critics and shutting down news outlets.
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For a poor and conflict-ridden State, $2.56million for end of year State parties in Cameroon is a show of irresponsibility and lack of accountability.
An arrest warrant has been issued for former leader rebel and one-time ADO ally Guillaume Soro who is also a candidate in next year’s presidential election.
Burundi’s capital is being moved for the good of the people! Actually no: the dictatorship is moving and building a new administrative city as a mega-theft.
Congress member Karen Bass has introduced a resolution that calls on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom.
Marry Chiwenga, wife to Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe’s Vice President, remanded in custody on charges that she attempted to kill her husband.
Urbanization complements two other recent trends which augur well for African governance by increasing political demand for transparency.
Al-Bashir’s lenient 2-year sentence to a “reform” facility leaves him at large for more egregious crimes including years of mass murder with impunity.
Omar Bongo died in power in 2009 after 42 years of corrupt rule. His son, Ali, took over. Now impaired, Ali has appointed his son to rule Gabon de facto.
A lead investigator in Botswana has accused former President Ian Khama of corruption and embezzlement. Khama responded saying he will sue for defamation