Algeria joined Venezuela by erupting in the largest protest since 2011 in response to authoritarian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika fifth term announcement, but the question remains whether or not the Algerian movement will find an opponent to match Bouteflika like the opposition has for Maduro ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had its first peaceful transition of power in 60 years since its independence from Belgium, and while it appears to be a step towards democracy, it is instead a transition to a different form of authoritarianism.
For a large portion of Ethiopian history, resistance has been mixed with violence and arms.
Government loyalist encouraged high voter turnout to give the world the perception that there is a strong support for democracy in Egypt.
President Ian Khama steps down from power for the next party elite to continue his project of executive aggrandizement.
It is one thing to have procedures outlined within the constitution of the country for a scandal, but another to follow through on them--accountability is an inextricable part of a healthy democracy.
This post discusses how Ian Khama has taken advantage of a weak system of checks and balances to enforce personal rule over a country that was once considered Sub Saharan Africa's brightest democracy.
The legitimacy of many democratic institutions and elected officials has deteriorated in the eyes of the electorate and as a result, the legitimacy of the democracy at large is at risk.
Government forces started to take action on protesters and anyone deemed to be violating the SOE. At times the only confirmation that an individual has violated the SOE is a report from another individual.
Effective Rotational Rule is Astronomically Important for African Societies.