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Data shows worrying trends for democracy in Africa

“Democratic governance in Africa is facing severe headwinds, particularly at the level of supply,” Afrobarometer board chair E. Gyimah-Boadi warned on Thursday at a conference in Accra organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Themed “African governance futures: Strengthening democratic resilience amid disruption,” the conference brought together more than 80 governance experts from across the African continent to… Read More
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Mali delays anticipated referendum towards democracy

Mali‘s interim government has postponed the country’s much anticipated constitutional referendum. This is a key step in the country’s path towards elections meant to restore democracy after a military takeover in 2020. “The transitional government informs national and international opinion that the date of the referendum scheduled for March 19, 2023 … will be slightly postponed,” it said in a… Read More
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West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network launched in Accra

– – A new civil society advocacy coalition focused on promoting democratic values in the West African sub-region has been launched in Ghana’s capital, Accra. Called the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (“WADEMOS”), it is meant to “mobilize, coordinate, and leverage the collective power of pro-democracy actors, resources, and opportunities in West Africa,” a statement from the network secretariat said.… Read More
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Tanzania’s President Magufuli says democracy ‘has limits’

– – Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Friday that freedom and democracy have limits, after a disputed election which saw scores of opposition members arrested and his main rival leave the country. Magufuli was declared the victor of October 28 election with 84 percent of the vote, but the opposition and diplomats have dismissed the process as a sham. In… Read More
Theogene Rudasingwa Central Africa Rwanda 


PRESS RELEASE The political opposition, composed of the following political organisations, namely AMAHORO PC; FDU-Inkingi; PDP Imanzi; PS Imberakuri and RNC (Rwanda National Congress), calls on peace loving people, governments and organisations and particularly friends of Rwanda to impress upon the Rwandan government the need to enter dialogue with the opposition on the basis of the Arusha Peace Agreement which… Read More

DGPR sets Conditions for Participating in 2017 Presidential Elections

DGPR Leaders The Political Bureau of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, during its meeting on 5th March 2016 in Kigali, decided that it will not participate in the upcoming Presidential elections, if the Government of Rwanda does not respond to its demands for political and electoral reforms.  DGPR submitted its petition to the Rwandan Parliament on 10th February 2016,… Read More

Rwanda Supreme Court hearing on Constitutional Change Regarding Lifting of Presidential Term Limits has commenced.

Before the Supreme Court Judges Rwanda’s Supreme Court has today, the 29th of July 2015, started hearing, the petition against the change of the Rwandan Constitution, especially Article 101, regarding lifting of Presidential term limits, filed by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda. The Court process, started with the acceptance of the Amicus Curiae, filled by the Centre for Human… Read More

Fragile Burundi Casts a Wary Eye on Rwanda

  A rally for President Pierre Nkurunziza in Cibitoke, Burundi, near the border with Rwanda. Mr. Nkurunziza’s aides accuse Rwanda of tacitly aiding his enemies.CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times KIGALI, Rwanda — Burundi and Rwanda can seem deceptively like conjoined twins. They share a common history, geography and language, and their populations are divided ethnically between Hutu and Tutsi. Both were devastated by some… Read More

Stop Kagame From Crowing Himself King Of Rwanda

By David Himbara President Paul Kagame’s grand scheme to crown himself king of Rwanda is based on three deceptions. 1) Making his power-grab appear to be the result of popular demand by the Rwandan people. 2) Branding himself an economic miracle-maker that transformed a subsistence peasant economy into “the Singapore of Africa” in just 21 years. 3) Showcasing himself head… Read More

US will not support third term for Rwanda’s Kagame

Rwandan President Paul Kagame with the Rwandan Defense Force by Ann Garrison Rodney D. Ford, spokesman for the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, has said, in no uncertain terms, that the U.S. will not be supporting a third term by sitting Rwandan President Paul Kagame: “President Kagame is currently serving his second seven-year term in office, having run… Read More