Tag Archives: democracy

15 February 19

Tanzania is starting to look a lot like a one-party state once again

At the end of January, Tanzania’s parliament granted the country’s ruling government sweeping powers over rival political parties. Opposition legislators were quick to criticise the amendments, arguing they cement a “one-party rule” Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ruling party. For analysts looking at
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31 January 19

Tanzania: MPs grant government sweeping powers over political parties

Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.

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02 January 19

DRC shuts down internet after chaotic election

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has shut down internet access and SMS services following Sunday’s chaotic presidential election.

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30 October 18

Is Abiy Ahmed to blame for the rise of ethnic violence in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has changed the political dynamics in the East African nation more than anyone could have predicted before he stepped into office in April. His predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation two months earlier, leaving Ethiopia
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06 September 18

Rwanda: Two opposition lawmakers elected for the first time

Two opposition candidates have won seats in Rwanda’s parliament for the first time in the country’s history.

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05 June 18

Press freedom is becoming even more elusive in East Africa

Press freedom has never been abundant in East Africa but the past few months have seen some of the region’s leading nations implement regulations that stifle media organisations, journalists and publishers. Kenya’s cybercrime bill is being criticised by many as
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02 February 18

South Kivu: the world’s next forgotten conflict?

Over the course of just three days last month, 6,000 Congolese took flight across Lake Tanganyika into Burundi. The refugees are fleeing intense fighting in South Kivu, where violence between government forces and rebel militias has left the Eastern province
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