The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
There are several steps South Africa's governing party must take to strengthen democracy now that Jacob Zuma has resigned.
For a military battle whose outcome is still hotly contested 30 years later, the impact was so remarkably clear -- independence for Namibia, peace for Angola and the death knell for apartheid.
Democracy in South Africa is meaningless if it doesn't improve the lives of the people. To do this, the governing ANC must be led by conscientious, competent and interested leaders.
Spending time in prison for one's political beliefs can be incredibly challenging. Those convictions can help you to survive those times.