Category Archives: Africa

‘Dual threat’ from authoritarians, populists saps democracy, watchdog says

     

The resurgence of authoritarian powers and the emergence of “populist and nationalist forces” in democratic states have prompted a deterioration of democracy and growing threats to civil liberties, U.S.-based watchdog… Read more »

Reimagining the role of donors: from funding projects to funding struggles?

     

Bilateral and multilateral donors occupy a critical position in the prevailing human rights business model. Their funding is essential for advancing human rights, yet with their current approaches, they may… Read more »

Ghana’s democracy delivered: ‘many lessons’ from 2016 elections

     

On Jan. 7, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo took office as the president of Ghana, a month after defeating incumbent President John Mahama in a smooth presidential election that again boosted… Read more »