Nearly two dozen advocates, academics and ex-officials also call on US to impose sanctions against President Kais Saied.
Critics say the Biden administration and its partners were naïve about the intentions of two rival generals and failed to empower civilian leaders.
Editor’s Notes: Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday, February 25 to elect the country’s next president. The top three contenders in the election are Peter Obi, representing the Labour Party, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar who is representing the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), and Bola Tinubu, representing the All Progressive Congress(APC) party. Current President, Muhammadu Buhari…
Nigeria’s government changed the currency design before the presidential election, causing shortages and wreaking social havoc.
The race is wide open in the presidential election in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and a struggling economic powerhouse. Youth looking to evict the old guard are cheering on Peter Obi, a surprise third-party candidate.
Tunisian protesters accuse President Kais Saied of orchestrating a power grab and harming the economy.
Turnout in Saturday’s parliamentary elections was just over 11 percent, reflecting deep skepticism that politics can solve the North African nation’s grave governmental and economic crises.
As uprisings happen in China and Iran, it’s no accident the United States hasn’t been involved.
Putin’s attack on democracy is working. Just look at Europe. As winter approaches, cracks in the West’s support for Ukraine are starting to show. By Matthew Karnitschnig Illustration by Ann Kiernan for POLITICO BERLIN — It was a scene that has played out on city squares across Europe for months: jarring eyewitness accounts of the war…
As for why so many Tunisian secularists and liberals—who might have otherwise been expected to defend democracy—found themselves tempted by Saied’s strongman routine, part of the explanation lies in the Middle East’s longstanding democratic dilemma. Appreciating democracy in theory is different than liking its outcomes in practice. In Tunisia, as in much of the rest…