2 Dec 2022
Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has a firm grip on the country's politics, and experts say electoral reform is needed to break the one-party monopoly.
25 Oct 2022
On the first anniversary of Sudan's military coup, the country remains stuck in a political stalemate. But, despite the increasingly difficult humanitarian situation, the population hasn't given up hope.
10 Sep 2022
It is Brazil's bicentennial. Four weeks before he stands for re-election, president Jair Bolsonaro opting for a decidedly martial tone to celebrate the 200th anniversary of a South American giant that hass experienced plenty of ups and downs in the 36 years since the generals made way for a return to democracy.
3 Aug 2022
Both the government and the opposition are claiming victory in Sunday's elections. The stakes are high for President Macky Sall, who seems intent on running for a third mandate, despite the constitution’s two-term limit.
26 Jul 2022
These are the country's first executions since the 1980s. Among the executed men, who were accused of "terror acts," were democracy activist Kyaw Min Yu and former NLD lawmaker Phyo Zeya Thaw.
5 Jun 2022
As Tunisia’s president continues on his autocratic path while the economy is on its knees, can international aid return the country to a democratic track?
20 May 2022
Growing discontent has led to a united national opposition against President Kais Saied. But could the pursuit of democracy backfire — and see the nation return to an iron fist rule?
27 Apr 2022
Tunisia's president has been carrying out a creeping coup, demolishing the country's hard-fought democratic gains bit by bit. With an economy in turmoil and a splintered opposition, is there anybody that can stop him?
20 Mar 2022
"It cannot be that an autocrat attacks a sovereign country which has the right to the integrity of its territory." That's the firm response directed at Russia from the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Speaking exclusively to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine, the EU leader added that "democracy is standing up against autocracy and therefore we stand as one".
23 Feb 2022
Have Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin joined forces against the West? And is democracy under pressure? Guests: Sudha David-Wilp (German Marshall Fund), Didi-Kirsten Tatlow (DGAP), Vladimir Esipov (DW)
13 Feb 2022
"President" is a Sundance award-winning film that gives us a gripping and unprecedented front-row seat to recent history. It's about an election that was believed to be stolen and a people who felt robbed of their first free and fair vote following the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe in a military coup in Zimbabwe in 2017.
2 Feb 2022
A coup in Burkina Faso follows military takeovers in Guinea and Mali as civilian administrations are blamed for a failure to tackle a rise in insurgent violence.