Democratization took place in Africa in the early 1990s but most African states became electoral autocracies. However, these systems are not totalitarian.
Dictatorships articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here you will find our latest news on dictatorships around the world. These articles attempt to shine a light on the ridiculous, bizarre, and inhumane ramifications that result from organizing human societies without consent of the humans. The worst abuses of dictatorships will be covered here as well as their most outrageous behavior. Also see our section on the Political Dissidents who struggle against dictatorships across the world.
“From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom.”
The U.S. provides democracy supports to States and organisations across the world. There are also authoritarian attempts to undermine these efforts.
Iran’s theocracy is ruthless and survives through repression. However, the labor protest may be the political force most feared by the clerical regime.
The State Department views China as the “central threat of our times” and allowing citizens’ information to transit through Huawei as a security risk.
Without pressure from fair elections or accountability to a free media, autocratic leaders have less incentive than their democratic counterparts do.
To demonstrate its commitment to democracy in Africa, the international community must delegitimize father-to-son transfer of power on the continent.
A difficult path lies ahead for Venezuela. With no clear electoral way out, aid from the international community will remain the country’s lifeline.
While protests will continue in Iran, it is unclear if they will lead to more significant outcomes, such as revolution or regime change, analysts.
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Tuesday said he will roll out protests this year, saying the economy will improve only if political issues are settled.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin is denying that he’s planning to retain his grip on power when he relinquishes his country’s presidency in 2024.