Governance & Democracy Initiative

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

By Dr. Pippie Hugues|2024-04-29T10:47:56+00:00April 29th, 2024|Categories: Governance & Democracy Initiative, Publications|Tags: , |

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 alter the constitution in order to stay in power [...]

Youth political participation in Africa : Lessons from the 2023 Nigerian Presidential elections

By Ngwang Roger|2023-08-31T09:18:03+00:00April 27th, 2023|Categories: Governance & Democracy Initiative, Publications|Tags: , |

African youths have long represented a significant constituency for electoral mobilization across the continent. The question of youth political participation in Africa has continued to gain traction over the years

What Should we Retain from the 36th Summit of the African Union?

By Vanessa Aboudi|2023-03-24T14:21:41+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Governance & Democracy Initiative, Publications|Tags: |

From February 18 to 19, 2023 in Addis Ababa, was held the 36th ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) under the theme: “Accelerating the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.”

Cameroon: Assassination of Journalist Martinez Zogo, State Security in Danger?

By Dr. Delmas Tsafack|2023-03-24T14:20:36+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Governance & Democracy Initiative|Tags: |

As of January 17, 2023, the current events in Cameroon have been marked by the assassination of journalist Martinez Zogo, host of the famous program “Embouteillages” on Amplitude FM, an urban radio station in Yaoundé, Cameroon. In his program, he denounced daily the embezzlers of public wealth by mentioning them by name.

Revisiting Free Trade in the Bimbia During the Precolonial Era from an Oral Perspective

By Tazoacha Francis and Dr. Delmas Tsafack|2023-05-09T11:32:54+00:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Governance & Democracy Initiative, Precolonial Free Trade, Publications|Tags: , , |

This history of free trade in Bimbia in the precolonial era may inspire the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), one of the 13 flagship projects of Agenda 2063, as it presents how to trade in precolonial Africa was conducted freely with no or fewer barriers.

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