Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:36
Yet again, meaningful democracy in Haiti has been eluded in favor of short-term stability.[1] Although a new date for elections was decided last January, no conditions close to being fair and democratic have been met. After months of electoral processes were thought as lacking transparency, it is clear that recent elections were found to be highly dubious and fraudulent that would not bring stability to the country.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:55
Former Nigeria Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed new accusations of corruption leveled against her.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 07:07
On December 6, Armenian voters are being called upon to approve or reject a packet of constitutional amendments that the country's leadership says are intended as a further step toward democratization and facilitating a peaceful transfer of power.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 06:42
Some opposition forces are exploiting the attention on Burundi to fuel the fears of wider violence and chaos in order to force Mr. Nkurunziza into some sort of Western-backed power-sharing agreement. It is not clear if this strategy will work, but so far, calls for negotiations have intensified as more bodies show up on the streets.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 06:38
Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged a general who led a failed coup in September with complicity in the 1987 assassination of President Thomas Sankara, senior security sources have told the Reuters news agency.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 06:54
U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle said his country had concluded plans to send a team to Nigeria by January, as part of the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) effort.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:42
The U.S. says it has concluded plans to begin the implementation of the Security Governance Initiative (SGI), a comprehensive security master plan aimed at defeating terrorism and security threats in Nigeria.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:28
A Kenyan activist says police have tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:11
Sekouba Konate, a former Guinean president and serving African Union general, has pleaded guilty to smuggling money into the US. Known as "El Tigre" for his military prowess, he was in the junta which took power in December 2008.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:48
But as in other countries, defeating terrorism is a process, not a one-time event, and depends on improving governance as well as waging war.