Tag Archives: African democracy

05 August 16

Development vs Democracy: Is Third-Termism Africa’s Path to Sustainability?

The growing trend of third-termism in Africa is a big topic on the international scene. The likes of Britain and the US have worked closely with African leaders to establish democratic roots across the continent. Yet all that effort is starting
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02 August 16

Is John Magufuli East Africa’s Next Paul Kagame?

Last week, Tanzania President John Magufuli threatened to crack down on opposition protests “without mercy”. It’s the latest in a series of moves to outrage his opponents. They say he’s an undemocratic leader seeking to create an authoritarian state. And, while his
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31 July 16

Tanzania: President Threatens Crackdown on Protesters

Tanzania President John Magufuli threatened protestors on Friday, promising to crackdown “without mercy”.

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03 July 16

How David Cameron’s Resignation Put the Spotlight on African Leaders

David Cameron’s resignation has been largely overshadowed by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. After all, one man’s career is small fry when the whole world is trying to figure out what it all means. For every theory and argument about
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01 June 16

Is John Magufuli the Leader Africa Has Been Waiting For?

Last October, the most tightly fought election in Tanzania’s history named John Magufuli as the country’s new president.

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18 May 16

What’s Happening to Democracy in Africa?

Last week Yoweri Museveni was sworn in as the President of Uganda for the fifth term in a row. Notable absences from the ceremony were Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza, who sparked a national crisis by securing a third term in power,
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08 April 16

Uganda: Opposition Leader Besigye Arrested Again

Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested on Tuesday, hours after leaving his home.

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06 April 16

Uganda: Police Withdraw From Besigye Residence

Police have withdrawn from the residence of Kizza Besigye after detaining the former presidential candidate under house arrest for more than a month.

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13 February 16

Is Paul Kagame Right to Run for a Third Term as Rwanda President?

Paul Kagame will run for a third term as president of Rwanda in 2017 – that much we know. His decision was announced shortly after a national referendum, where 98 percent of voters approved constitutional changes that would allow him
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