Popular artist Ras Bath paints a picture of how he says Mali’s ruling class holds on to power and perks
Senegal articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Senegal. Long considered one of Africa's model democracies, Senegal is an electoral democracy. According to Freedom House, the "Senegalese National Observatory of Elections has credibly overseen legislative and presidential polls since creation in 1997". Also see our articles on Africa.
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.
In comparing African countries, those with term limits for the position of the Chief Executive are more likely to have democratic advancements or to be more democratic than those in which there are no term limits.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh agreed to step down, heeding international calls to recognize an election loss
Unique victory on Senegalese Presidential term limits is progress for nation and region
President Macky Sall introduces new government with some new faces including a female Senegal PM
Sunday Mali elections hoped to represent return to democracy and stability in West Africa
Democracy was carelessly tossed aside by coup but new elections coming to help heal troubled Mali
Pioneer and geoecologist Karamba Diaby seeks to become first in history Senegal-born German to be elected to national Parliament in country ditching racism
Major violence during ongoing wars have devastated already poor people, but rights activists watching Mali conflict with unease that stability is close