Authoritarian Regimes & Africa

The scourge of popular coups in Africa

The recent spate of coups in Africa has generated considerable attention and concern. Between 1999 when the African Union (AU) was established...
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

Do sanctions work ? The case of Eritrea says “no”

Eritrea has lived under United Nations economic sanctions for more than ten years without any notable impact on its politics or economy....

How international actors encourage coups in Africa

The 82 coups Africa experienced between 1960 and 2000 were devastating for the continent—contributing to the instability, corruption, human rights abuses, impunity,...
SOURCE: www.ethiopoint.com:the-battle-of-mekelle-and-its-implications-for-ethiopia

Peace, or continued war in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is balancing on the precipice – continued war or the beginning of peace talks? The withdrawal of the Tigrayan forces back...

Ethiopian diplomacy during the Tigray conflict: Authoritarian powers and Abiy’s regime

The regime of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali in Ethiopia has been locked in a conflict with the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front...

Sino-Angolan relations: Old oil and new politics

The China–Angola relationship was forged for purely pragmatic reasons at an opportune moment of mutual need in the early 2000s. For that...

Domesticating hegemony: Institutional legacies of Chinese engagements on Zimbabwe’s governance and...

China has become the key political and economic partner for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s reliance on China dates back to the pre-independence period when...

“Borrowing boats to go out in the ocean”: The influence of...

Significant debate has surrounded Russia and China’s political and economic activities in Africa recently, ushering in what some have called a new Cold...

Russian mercenaries in Africa: Central African Republic and beyond

The assignment was tough but do-able. The brief: to shoot a documentary film about the activities of the Wagner Group, a notorious Russian mercenary...

AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES & AFRICA – LAUNCH & INTRO!

Here at Democracy in Africa we are delighted to be launching one of our Special Issues, this time looking at the question...