The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: How International Pressure Can Help

July 2016
The interplay between elections, popular protests, and international pressures has a profound effect on the behavior of African autocrats and their ability to stay in power even after their time is up.
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The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: The Power of Protest

July 2016

As more and more African presidents attempt to remove or circumvent constitutional term limits, African populations increasingly are mobilizing en masse, at great risk, to defend their constitutions.

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The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: A New Look at the Evidence

July 2016
There is strong empirical evidence to support the correlation between effective term limits and the quality of democracy.
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Ethiopia: The 100% Election

January 2016

The ruling EPRDF and its allies won every single seat in parliament in Ethiopia’s May 2015 elections, signaling a hardening of the regime’s authoritarian rule.

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Ethiopia: Silencing Dissent

January 2016

Ethiopia’s ruling party has long been tightening its grip, using antiterrorism laws and harsh restrictions on media and civil society to silence voices critical of the regime.

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