Young African leaders confront complex security challenges in simulated scenarios as means to strengthen problem-solving skills and intra-regional cooperation.
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Twenty-five YALI Mandela Washington Fellows participated in a one-day simulation exercise focused on Africa’s security concerns.
Twenty-five Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Washington Fellows participated in a one-day simulation focused on some of Africa’s pressing security concerns.
Tanzania and Zambia’s slide toward authoritarianism reveals the weaknesses of existing checks and balances and undermines their reputation as models of democratic development.
Despite voters’ repudiation of corrupt governance practices, the ANC remains divided in its commitment to reforms.
Benin’s recent no-contest legislative elections are an attempt to consolidate executive power at the expense of democratic gains.
Competing factions of the ANC and other political parties have vastly different visions for handling sensitive issues of corruption, land expropriation, and restoring trust in South Africa.
Civic action has been vital to reach a historic outcome, however, many challenges remain to achieve a genuine democratic transition.
The DRC's general elections originally scheduled for December 23, two years overdue, face serious credibility challenges. The repercussions of a faulty vote could further dampen the prospects for improved security and stability in the region and erode democratic norms across the continent.
Togolese citizens are ready to join West Africa’s democratic trend but face resistance from their long-time leader and politicized security sector.
Joseph Kabila seeks to maintain the status quo as the Democratic Republic of the Congo enters a transition amid growing instability.
João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms and the consolidation of power. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit this momentum must continue, along with institutional checks that can curb the excesses of the past.