In: Africa

The wave of democracy in Africa: Analysis of the role of the African military in the democratization process by Ian Fleming
September 3, 2019

Samuel Huntington’s third wave of democratization might finally be sweeping through the African continent. Even though, Huntington identifies the third wave…

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Ghana, a consolidated Democracy? Reflections on the December 2016 Elections
January 30, 2017

In Africa, Ghana’s impressive democratic credentials make for a consolidated democracy. In most conceivable ways, the country continues to distinguish itself…

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Ethnic Politics as a cause of Ethnic Inequalities in Africa
November 29, 2015

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, recently stated the following during his state visit in Kenya in 2015: ‘‘Politics…

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Rethinking the issue of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Africa: The Struggle for Equality
August 21, 2015

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is one of the main topics that has recently been central to many debates. While the Lesbian, Gay,…

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The Ambassador: The silent colonisation of Africa’s natural resources
May 13, 2015

Viewing the degree of corruption in Africa through the lens of Mads Brugger’s 2011 documentary ‘The Ambassador’, reveals how ambassadorial privileges…

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Irregular immigration and the EU system: Towards a multifaceted solution
May 10, 2015

On April 20th 2015 a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy capsized and sank off the Mediterranean Sea, causing the…

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Perhaps democracy was not meant for Africa
March 23, 2015

Since the 1990s, most African countries turned to democracy to overturn the negative effects of authoritarianism in the previous decades. However,…

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Under the bludgeonings of chance: Mandela and South Africa in the time of apartheid
December 11, 2013

In 1939, a young and hardworking student of the University College of Fort Hare was elected at the university’s Student Representative…

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Boko Haram and the violence in Nigeria
August 16, 2013

Editor’s Note: This article was written by former ADV author Danilo Freire. Even for a country accustomed to political turbulences, the…

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