In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly.
Angola articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Angola. According to Freedom House, the August 2012 legislative elections, while an "improvement over the 2008 polls, were not free and fair". Protests of any kind and opposition parties are routinely repressed. Also see our articles on the African continent.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco makes headline-grabbing changes in nation’s vital oil sector since taking power in 2017 while skeptics see move as cosmetic.
Angola’s government says President Joao Lourenco has accomplished more to stop corruption than any previous Angolan administration in just one year.
Allegations and new tensions could imperil hopes of radical change in the oil-rich but debt-ridden nation
Will their successors offer more of the same – they were all from the same ruling party as their predecessors?
Southern African governments clamped down on vocal journalists, activists, and opposition politicians in 2017
A study in which we look at the level of democracy in four countries where the present incumbent has been in power for more than 15 years and four other countries where two or more Presidents succeeded in office in the last 15 years.
Rafael Marques, winner of 2017 NED Democracy Award returns home to legal harassment
In worsening threat to journalism, African social media outlets are under threat from overzealous governments
The remnants of the Southern African Liberation Movements that once ruled the region are losing support