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Military Coups in Africa

The Endless Transitions After Coups in Africa: Democracy in Turmoil

Since 2019, we have been witnessing the reemergence of coups in Africa. In Sudan, after several popular demonstrations, the army ousted Omar El Beshir...
ALPHA CONDÉ - the end

ALPHA CONDÉ: THE END

Obsessed by the charms of a lifetime presidency, a new despotic trend in some countries of the African continent, Alpha Condé had carried out a constitutional forcible passage that undermined the democratic aspirations of the Guinean people.
The military coup in Guinea

Are Sanctions an Effective Remedy for Guinea’s Recent Coup?

The military coup in Guinea stands in stark contrast to the AU charter, and while ECOWAS and the AU have refrained from imposing sanctions, there is the legal and moral justification for such an outcome.
Decentralization Process in Cameroon

The Challenge of the Decentralization Process in Cameroon

At the current stage of decentralization, the resurgence of ethicized identity and community tensions is a reality.

Reconciling the Imperatives of Security and the Defense of Democracy: What Is Possible?

Introduction Everyday violence is a concern for rulers and ruled across the world. Preventing violence regularly leads to interference in the democratic processes. Between...

Is Somaliland the Symbol of Democracy in the Horn of Africa?

Democratic principles and practices are inherent in a people, especially in people who are patriotic and have an urge for prosperity and posterity. It is from this spectrum...
Presidential Term Limits In Africa

A Tug Of War Over Presidential Term Limits In Africa: A Wake-up Call For...

In the aftermath of the independence era in the 1960s, many African states were governed through dictatorial regimes until the dramatic change across the...

Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Sub-Saharan Africa: Breaking the Cycle?

This contribution focuses on issues surrounding unconstitutional changes of power in Africa and the implications for the continent’s peace, security, and stability. While military...

Democracy as a Means of Legitimate Power and Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa: Myth or...

The African continent has been considered home to wars, recording over 100 military coups with several coup attempts. Before 1996, several military regimes were...

Coups D’état in the Central African Republic and Political Instability in Central Africa Sub-Region

For several years, the Central African Republic has been experiencing a succession of crises originally due to the tragic death of the late Pioneer President, Barthélémy Boganda, one year...
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Decentralisation in Cameroon

Critical Reflection on the Principle of Financial Compensation for the Transfer of Competences in...

The transfer of competences is the soul of territorial decentralisation. In fact, it consists of the State giving the Decentralized Territorial Communities (hereinafter referred...

Toward a Succession of Power from “Father to Son” in Central Africa?

The democratic principle of the devolution of power has a very particular destiny in Central Africa and specifically in the CEMAC zone. Indeed, this...
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....
Migration Policy

Covid-19 and Franco-African Migration Policy

Sixty years after decolonization, France remains influential in its relations with Africa. Indeed, it has been able to maintain cooperation in French-speaking Africa and...
Military Coup in Burkina Faso

Understanding the Military Coup in Burkina Faso

After Chad, Mali and Guinea, Burkina Faso has now joined the list of countries hit by a military coup in the last two years...
French Foreign Policy in Africa

France-Africa: When the “National Interest” reinvents French Foreign Policy in Africa

Introduction  From the official refusal to approve the coup d'état in Mali by suspending its joint military operations with Bamako on June 3, 2021, to...