An effigy seen at a San Diego protest rally on May 26, 2016 showing Trump with the word "Bigot" taped on. (Wikimedia Commons)

As The Dust On Trump’s Victory Settles, Here’s The Unusual Way It’s Linked To Forces Shaping Africa Today

It seems political hardening is increasingly a global phenomenon. Though the local factors that drive a nativist, authoritarian, or anti-liberal mood might be unique to each country, the broader trends are apparent.


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They have all extended their terms in office, either through constitutional amendments, referendums, or judicial decisions. Clockwise from top: Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi), Denis Sassou-Nguesso (Rep. of Congo), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda).

Africans Love Term Limits, But Will Readily Vote For A ‘Third Termer’. What’s Going On?

Support for term limits is the majority view in the 29 countries surveyed, including those that have never had term limits, and (surprisingly) even in those that have removed them from their constitutions.