Category Archives: Africa

Does Lourenço represent an end to Angola’s kleptocracy?

     

Even the toughest critics of Angola’s government say that in just more than a year, President Joao Lourenco has accomplished more to stop corruption than any previous Angolan administration, VOA… Read more »

DRC elections: benchmarks for a peaceful transition

     

Less than two months away from presidential, legislative, and provincial elections, Congolese civil society and political actors have yet to build consensus on key technical aspects of the electoral process,… Read more »

Zimbabwe: eight steps to full democracy

     

It is beyond dispute that the massive voter turnout for Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election demonstrated that Zimbabweans want a transition away from the divisions, brutality and economic ruin of… Read more »

Africa’s democratization since 1990: continuity in change?

     

A wave of democratization swept over the African continent in the 1990s. Has it made a difference in the welfare of individuals in sub-Saharan African nations? And why hasn’t the… Read more »