Category: democracy

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Pakistan’s take care of protesters a ‘blow’ to democracy

The resignation of Pakistan’s federal law minister and signing of an agreement to end a weeks-long sit-in outside the capital Islamabad has been termed a “surrender” and a “dangerous trend for democracy and the state”. Thousands of supporters of a religious party launched a sit-in outside Islamabad earlier this month, demanding the resignation of minister…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe witnessing new democracy

Zimbabwe is entering a new era of democracy, incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has said in his first public remarks since his return to the country. The 75-year-old, whose sacking as vice president earlier in November triggered a military takeover, flew back to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, a day after longtime President Robert Mugabe stepped down. Mnangagwa fled to…