ON December 17, 2010, young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in front of the local governor’s office in an ultimate attempt to denounce corruption and injustice in his country. This act of despair triggered the Arab Spring. Eight years later, despite the government’s sustained efforts, corruption seems to be more prevalent in Tunisia than it was under former president …
Political space is shrinking in Africa. More often than not, political opposition in countries across the continent has been met with internet shutdowns, repression, and outright violence.
The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about
In the six years since January 2012, armed groups in West Africa’s Sahel region have grown considerably
Freedom fighters believe they have a right to govern, but struggle to deliver the economic development that Africa needs.