Africa Faces a New Threat to Democracy: The ‘Constitutional Coup’

Conventional wisdom tells us that good political societies are built on the principles of constitutionalism. This entails upholding the rule of law and separation of powers. This is to ensure an even...

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Constitutional Coup

Most Liberal States in Africa

Excluding South Africa, Namibia is the only other African country on a list of the 25 most tolerant, progressive and environmentally friendly countries in the world, according to Edith Hancock, who...

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2017 Elections in Africa

Kenya will stage nearly 2,000 electoral contests for county assemblies and governors, the Senate and National Assembly, and the presidency. Uhuru Kenyatta hopes to remain in State House for another...

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ALN Condemns AU’s ICC-Exit Strategy

The Africa Liberal Network is alarmed by the proposed collective withdrawal by member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). This strategy was recently put forward and adopted by the ...

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ALN Luke Akal (ALN Coordinator)

Elections Are Routine but Democracy is Being Scaled Back

In The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2016 Democracy Index, the regional score for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) deteriorated slightly, as a result of a lack of genuine pluralism in most countries. The...

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Democracy Index EIU

Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Kenya & Tanzania Show Economic Progress

Economic conditions in Africa this year might best be symbolised by the new railway boom, over a century after the failure of a colonial plan for a route between Cairo and Cape Town. Today's routes...

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