Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Safeguarding Democratic Governance in West Africa: Why ECOWAS Should Not Back Down to Military...

Introduction The transition of many countries in West Africa to democratic rule in the early 1990s not only brought an end to several years of...

Central Africa and the third term syndrome, a challenge for Democracy

By Dr. Pippie Hugues (Download pdf version) Introduction When the original and constitutional mandate of an elected official expires and he/she engages in attempts to...

The Withdrawal of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso from ECOWAS and its Effect on...

Introduction AGENDA 2063 is a vision and master plan for Africa to become a worldwide superpower in the future. It is a physical embodiment...

Coup d’État in Niger: remarks about the Dialectic Military and Constitutional Coup d’État in...

At first glance, it is important to highlight that a general anathema strikes the coup d'État in principle, both at the level of doctrines and texts (1)....

Repression of “white collar crime” and the population’s access to justice

Corruption, misappropriation of public funds, illegal enrichment of politicians and civil servants, influence-peddling, tax fraud, etc. are all elements that constitute what Edwin Sutherland describes as “white...

The Role of International Organizations in Promoting Democratic Governance in Central Africa

Introduction: Long criticized for their poor governance, African countries, particularly those in Central Africa, have embarked on far-reaching political and institutional reforms (1) . The...
Democratic Governance In Africa

Agenda 2063 and the Issue of Democratic Governance in Africa Ten Years Later: What...

In 2013, the African Union set a goal of sustainable development and economic growth to be achieved by 2063 through Agenda 2063. The designers...
Military Takeovers in Africa

Highlighting the Drivers and Characteristics of Recent Trends in Unconstitutional Military Takeovers in...

The introduction of the democratization process in Africa more than three decades ago ushered in hopes of an end to the dominantly authoritarian rule...
Presidential Term Limits in Africa

Lifting of Presidential Term Limits and Risk of Instability in the Central African Republic

The idea of lifting presidential term limits was gradually introduced during the Republican dialogue.
Electoral Democracy in Capo Verde

Electoral Democracy in Africa: lessons from Malawi and Cabo Verde

As a result of Malawi's presidential election of June 23, 2020, opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was declared the winner over incumbent President Peter Mutharika....

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Increasing access to cancer therapies: A window of hope for overcoming the disease in...

Introduction The increasing burden of cancer in Africa has become a significant public health concern, with the region experiencing a growing crisis in cancer incidence...

Matters arising from the lack of comprehensive sexuality education in Africa

Introduction Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) remains a sensitive topic in most parts of the world as parents, teachers, religious leaders, politicians and human rights defenders...

Choosing your coffin hopelessly before seeing a doctor: A policy response to mitigate the...

Introduction The tenacious sale of caskets in front of public hospitals such as the Regional Hospital Buea and Laquintinie Hospital Douala, is a call for...

Factors contributing to the failure of development projects in Cameroon

Introduction The high rate of project failures in Cameroon is a course for concern (1) ; (2), given the negative impacts on the livelihood of...

National Status of the Student – Entrepreneur in Cameroon: Impact on Youth Economic Empowerment

Introduction On 6th February 2023, Cameroon officially launched the National Status of the Student–Entrepreneur (SNEE). The program was initiated by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) to encourage the...

ICT regulations and policies in Cameroon

Introduction Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) or New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs) combining computer science and telecommunications, have become more widespread in the context...