New Study Links African Conflict to Lack of Term Limits
Chad's parliament recently voted to introduce a new constitution that will allow two more terms for President Idriss Deby, who has led the country since 1990. On May 17, Burundians will vote on a constitutional amendment that would enable President Pierre Nkurunziza, president since 2005, to stay in office an additional 16 years, writes Salem Solomon for VOA.
End of the road?
An Emperor for Chad?
Deutsche Welle, 30 April 2018
Chad has a new constitution which grants the president absolute power. This is anything but a democracy -- and the West is looking away, says Dirke Köpp. Read more »
Term Limit to the Premiership - Bold Step Towards Democracy
Ethiopian Herald, 3 May 2018
In one of his recent tours in the country, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed made a pledge that he would work to introduce term limits to Prime Minister's office. The Premier expressed… Read more »
Human Rights Watch says most of the violence around the country is linked to a broader political crisis, as President Joseph Kabila has stayed in power beyond the constitutionally ... Read more »
A bill changing the Ugandan constitution and paving the way for the lifting of the term limits on the presidency, the return of presidential term limits and the extension of MPs ... Read more »
Protests broke out across the country in August over President Faure Gnassingbe's proposal to amend the constitution by removing presidential term limits. Read more »
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