Social media platforms are abandoning news – which is bad news for traditional media organisations that have come to rely on them for consumers.
The ACT Party claims revisiting the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi is about political equality. But removing a Māori cultural dimension to New Zealand’s democracy would have an opposite effect.
After more than 30 years of federalism, ethnic conflict in Ethiopia hasn’t been resolved – but neither has the country disintegrated.
Today, the government released a review into Australia’s patchwork of a secrecy law system. The proposed changes are a step in the right direction, but there’s so much more work to do.
When people are pervasively disinformed, the very foundations of democracy can end up on shaky ground.
The very low public trust in the Ghanaian police suggests a crisis of legitimacy.
If public administration education is designed and delivered poorly, it sets a course for the systematic destruction of state capability.
Political scientists have begun to investigate ways AI can help people understand politics better and get more voices into the public sphere.
A peaceful power transition would be a sign of a maturing democracy.
The autocratic Law and Justice Party looks set to be turfed out by a center-left coalition, which gained more than half of all votes.
Christian leaders in Ghana are pushing the envelope of influence in political affairs.
Data gleaned from even early polls reveals critical clues on how voters view candidates and issues.
The absence of a speaker of the House − a single individual but the linchpin in Congress − could produce a dangerous crisis in America’s constitutional democracy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to foster social cohesion in his speeches during a pandemic that had exposed the nation’s divisions.
The African university cannot be created through changing the intellectual lens and basis alone. Political action is key.
Liberia’s next president must restore national cohesion, tackle corruption, and strengthen state institutions.
Ugly incidents in the run-up to the election mirror the rise of online violence against women in politics. The next government needs a plan to tackle the problem before it’s too late.
Beloved in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter became the 39th US president and used his office to make human rights a priority throughout the world.
Authoritarian populists tolerate opposition media – as long as they only exist at the margins.
Attitudes towards Kwame Nkrumah have shifted from veneration to confrontation and destruction and, finally, to more subtle forms of remembrance.