Tag Archives: Afrobarometer

Zimbabweans disillusioned by post-poll crackdown

     

  The jury remains out as to whether Zimbabwe’s recent election had achieved the promised clean break with the past of the Mugabe era, says Freedom House’s Michael Abramowitz. Any… 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 »

Liberia confronts challenges to consolidate its nascent democracy

     

With President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to step down after 12 years office, 20 candidates are competing to replace her. On 10 October 2017, Liberia will go to the polls… Read more »

Observers under fire for ‘rubber stamping’ Kenya vote

     

Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya’s election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a re-run in October, AFP… Read more »

Africa’s rising middle class no ‘torch bearer’ for democracy?

     

Africa’s rising middle class is unlikely to be a “torch bearer” for greater democracy and social change, argues Henning Melber, Extraordinary Professor in the University of Pretoria’s Department of Political… Read more »