Turkey is sliding into autocracy – and the man at the helm seems keen to speed things up.
In the wake of the Arab Spring the international community lauded Tunisia's political transition to democracy. But a plethora of challenges may threaten democratic consolidation in the country.
South Africa has never reached an embedded democratic state. Its post-apartheid experience more realistically reflects ongoing oscillation between a deepening and a reversal of democratic liberties.
By challenging the courts, King Dalindyebo is testing the degree of impunity with which traditional leaders can get away.