An African-led process would take into account complex regional dynamics – which would lead to a better and more stable peace agreement.
Omar al-Bashir fell in 2019, but his military successors have preserved much of the authoritarian infrastructure of his regime.
Violence in Sudan threatens to throw the troubled nation into chaos. A scholar of the region explains what is going on and what’s at stake.
Since seizing power in a 2021 coup, Myanmar’s military has killed more than 3,000 civilians and pro-democracy activists. But the army has struggled to contain an armed resistance movement.
Peru now has its sixth president in just five years. An expert on Latin American politics explores the country’s political instability and what happens next.
Written in a breezy and accessible style, How to Stage a Coup is a dazzling compendium of underhanded tactics.
The AU’s first two decades have largely represented a magical, mystical world of unfulfilled expectations.
The AU needs to address two main problems to steer Africa into a prosperous future – the use of unconstitutional means by some leaders to cling to power and disregard for the rule of law.
The fear of domination of one ethnic group or section by another has persistently undermined efforts at democratic consolidation in Nigeria.
Despite the benefits that could come from integration, many African countries remain wary of the process.
Ghanaian footballers chased migration to the US after the removal of Nkrumah as president.
When Russia invaded Ukraine, its leader was immediately labeled “fascist” by Ukrainians and others. A political scientist explains why that label fits.
For the commitment to democracy to regain strength across the Americas, citizens need to become more confident in the integrity of their elections and their elected officials.
The failures of nominally elected governments has denied leaders - as well as the democratic system - a vanguard popular constituency.
Unimpressive democratic conditions and foreign influence in African countries make recent attempted and successful military takeovers unsurprising.
Rawlings was a polarising figure, a person who led two coups in Ghana before twice being elected president in multiparty polls.
Jerry Rawlings found a unique path to legitimise his military rule in Ghana.
Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president
ECOWAS needs to be decisive in enforcing its protocols and sanctioning members that flout the provisions of its protocols and policies.
From a global perspective, there was nothing unique about the recent raid on the U.S. Capitol. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have backed military coups around the world for decades.