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2 days ago
Iraq is at a crossroads as the losers of the country's recent elections are using violence in an attempt to overturn the results of the vote. At the same time, a genuine opposition is emerging for the first time.
11 Jan
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef made a surprise appearance at the 2016 Bobs - DW's award for online activism. Youssef used plenty of sarcasm to describe the state of democracy in Egypt - but also critizised Western media for pointing fingers at others.
10 Jan
Can digitalization strengthen democracy? Does Social Media help or hinder the drive towards equality? And how has COVID impacted journalism in Africa? Just some of the questions being explored at this year's DW Global Media Forum.
3 Dec
Gambian voters will cast their votes on December 4 in a hotly contested presidential election. Observers view the polls as a crucial litmus test of Gambia's democracy.
25 Nov
After Prime Minister Hamdok agreed to return to office alongside the military that had ousted him, pro-democracy factions have vowed to continue taking to the streets after being "betrayed" by their former ally.
24 Nov
President Joe Biden has invited 109 countries to the virtual summit which will take place on December 9 and 10. China said adding Taiwan to the guest list was a "mistake."
15 Nov
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told FRANCE 24 that recent coups in West Africa are undermining democracy and that events have reached a crucial juncture for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc. “Clearly it is a threat, it is an unfortunate precedent,” he said.
30 Oct
The first stop for the devout Catholic US president is an audience with the pope, then Biden will make the case for democratic values and US leadership on climate change at the G20 and COP26 meetings.
25 Sep
Thai skateboarders are joining pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok to vent their anger over a lack of respect and dedicated public space for extreme sports in the kingdom.
19 Aug
Tonight, the ‘cattle boy’ millionaire who won Zambia’s Presidential election – our team tells us more. In Nigeria, a partial curfew is imposed after more than 20 Muslim travellers were killed on Saturday, and Cameroon gears up for the African Cup of Nations in just a few short month’s time.
23 Jun 2021
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is to cease its print and online operations on Saturday. Its publishing company cited "the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong."
4 Apr 2021
A court in Hong Kong has found seven activists, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, guilty of unauthorized assembly.

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