Daily Archives: February 28, 2018

Democratic Crisis In The Maldives: President Declares State Of Emergency

The Maldives have spiralled into political turmoil after President Abdulla Yameen, defied a Supreme Court ruling and ordered the arrest of a former President and two Chief Justices. The chaos began as the Supreme Court handed down an unexpected decision to release several high profile political prisoners, as well as […]

Sierra Leone’s Dual Citizenship Upheaval Reignites The Fault Lines Of Democracy

Sixteen years after the end of Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war, a previously unenforced stipulation of the 1991 Constitution is threatening to upturn national cohesion. Referencing Section 76(1), the incumbent All People’s Congress (APC) party have announced that dual citizens are not eligible to contest parliamentary elections. Had the dual […]