Category: Senegal

Nigeria’s flawed poll, corruption, state capture… Africa’s uneven democratic performance

     

  Africa’s democratic trajectory is uneven, argues K. Riva Levinson, award-winning author of “Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President.” The evidence? Compare… Read more »

Sub-Saharan Africa’s diverging democratization trends

     

The last decade has seen the standing of democracy in Africa improve, argues Natasha Ezrow, a senior lecturer at the University of Essex. In the early 1980s, only five countries… Read more »

Senegal needs Gambia exit strategy

     

Senegal’s leading role in solving Gambia’s political crisis has sealed its legitimacy to intervene and even interfere in Gambian affairs, first through its regionally mandated military force and now with… Read more »

Religious politics signal ‘Rough Times for Democratic Change’

     

  Democracy and models of social market economy are facing an unprecedented challenge worldwide, while the influence of religion on political institutions and legal systems is on the rise, says… Read more »