A healthy and sustainable democracy is absolutely essential for boosting the development prospects of a given country, including health and education indicators, as well as overall economic prospects. The sooner the donor world and its practitioners realizes this simple fact, the better.
In Togo, the government of Faure Gnassingbe is cleverly managing the expectations of the international community in a highly manipulative way, restricting civil liberties within the country while making surface-level, seemingly positive adjustments to the long-ruling regime. Do not be fooled by the duplicity, writes guest blogger Wolali Ahlijah.
To be sure, reclaiming peace in Cameroon, and in turn, the Central African region, is of paramount importance today and moving forward. It is manifestly evident that the Biya government is both unwilling and incapable of achieving these necessary ends, which are being demanded by the country’s long beleaguered citizens, as well as neighboring countries.
There are mounting concerns that Zimbabwe's election is already fatally compromised.