Tag Archives: African democracy

30 August 22

Kenya’s election raises questions and opportunities for crisis-hit East Africa

Kenya has voted for its next President at a time when its citizens are looking for answers to soaring inflation, high unemployment, devastating drought and food shortages. The two frontrunners, opposition leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto, both
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23 December 19

Burundi: President Nkurunziza insists he won’t run again

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.

30 July 18

Uganda court validates Yoweri Museveni presidency for life

A constitutional court in Uganda has validated constitutional changes that could allow President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power for the rest of his life.

13 February 18

Tanzania: Church accuses government of hurting democracy

Tanzania’s Catholic Church has accused President John Magufuli’s government of hurting democracy by suppressing freedom of expression.

28 January 18

South Sudan ranked among least democratic nations in the world

South Sudan is once against ranked among the world’s least democratic nations in the latest Freedom in the World report by Freedom House.

31 December 17

Has 2017 been a step backwards for politics in East Africa?

African leaders have dominated the news throughout 2017. From Kagame’s third term to Kenyatta’s eventual election win to Kaliba’s refusal to step down, we’ve witnessed a key year for politics across the continent. Above all, it’s been a good year
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25 September 17

Is Kenya capable of getting election right the second time around?

Last month, Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled August’s presidential election result and ruled a second should be held within 60 days. Kenya’s electoral commission, the IEBC, promptly set an October 17 to meet the court’s deadline for a re-run. However, doubts
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22 September 17

Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it annulled election result

Kenya’s Supreme Court today explained why it annulled last month’s presidential election result.

27 August 17

LHRC tells Tanzania to stop harassing MPs after three arrested for insulting president

Tanzania’s leading rights group has called on the government to stop harassing MPs following the arrest of three opposition lawmakers.

07 August 17

Rwanda: Paul Kagame wins landslide election victory

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has secured a third term in power after a landslide victory in the country’s 2017 presidential poll.


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