Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that’s put the country on firm democratic footing.
The debate has been raging for the past eight years: Which African leader was the greater pioneer of Pan-Africanism – Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah or monarch and semi-deity Emperor Haile Selassie? Finally, both have been honoured with commemorative statues at the headquarters of the African Union.
The Zimbabwean government’s brutal response to protests has dashed hopes for democracy under President Mnangagwa.
The latest Henley Passport Index, which periodically ranks passports for the level of travel access they offer, gives insight into which African passports currently provide the greatest global access and which the least.
Birtukan Mideksa, a former judge and leading opposition figure has been sworn in as the head of Ethiopia’s National Election Board. Mideksa becomes the latest woman appointed to head a key public institution in the country.
The 11th extraordinary summit of the African Union concluded with the clear aim of making the commission more effective and performance based. These reforms depend on financial autonomy, which is why the commission is imposing sanctions on member states who fail to honour their annual financial contributions.
If you had the opportunity to choose another president from an African country to govern your country, who would you choose to bring about the change you desire?
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
Academic Stella Nyanzi has been daring in her critique of Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni. She now faces jail for her outspokenness.