Tag: Africa

Africa’s ‘dissatisfied democrats’ – potential bulwarks against authoritarianism

     

What’s going on with democracy in Africa? asks Robert Mattes, a professor in the University of Strathclyde’s School of Government and Public Policy. The research network Afrobarometer [a partner of… Read more »

‘Africa Rising’ – or reeling?

     

For decades Africa was eager for a new narrative, and in recent years it got a snappy one. The Economist published a cover story titled “Africa Rising.” A Texas business… Read more »

If Africa had 100 citizens…….

     

Surveys like those of Afrobarometer testify to the sometimes “mystifyingly” resilient commitment to democratic values and institutions, Stanford University’s Larry Diamond told an audience at the National Endowment for Democracy… Read more »

Mining company faces fresh bribery allegations in Congo

     

An alleged international bribery scandal enveloping a listed Australian mining company has dramatically widened, with new evidence suggesting the firm may have bribed Congo‘s Mines and Geology Minister as well… Read more »

Dealing with Africa’s autocratic regimes

     

There have been concerns that democratization is not happening fast enough in Africa, but Julia Leininger, an expert on African Politics from the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik)… Read more »

Internet blackouts increasingly linked in African elections

     

It’s becoming commonplace in many African nations: as an election approaches, the internet goes dark. Gabon is the latest country to employ internet censorship during a closely contested election, but… Read more »