Category African Democratization

June 2002 – Angola’s Long Civil War Ends

Angola’s long civil war ends A report by Africa Journal’s Sunni Khalid on the death of rebel leader Jonas Savimbi and the immediate aftermath of the end of Angola’s long civil war in June 2002. Advertisements

Kaunda Loss In Zambia Shows Sweeping Scope of Changes in Africa (Baltimore Sun)

Kaunda Loss in Zambia Shows Sweeping Scope of Changes in Africa November 3, 1991|By S. M. Khalid One of the last remaining leaders of Africa’s independence era has been removed from power — not killed at the hands of mutinous soldiers, flying into exile just ahead of riotous mobs or even dying peacefully in bed […]

Unrest in Zaire Could Spell End to 26-Year Mobutu Regime (Baltimore Sun)

Unrest in Zaire Could Spell End to 26-Year Mobutu Regime September 29, 1991|By S. M. KHALID | S. M. KHALID,S. M. Khalid is a reporter for The Sun. Finally, it seems that Zaire’s dictator Mobutu Sese Seko had used up the last of his many political lives. Ostensibly protesting against low pay and inflation, disgruntled […]

The Black Leader Paid by the Apartheid Government (Baltimore Sun)

BY S. M. KHALID July 28, 1991 The admission last week that South Africa’s white-ruled government secretly funded political rallies of the Inkatha Freedom Party confirmed suspicions about a tacit alliance to undermine political support for the African National Congress. While both the government and Inkatha have attempted to distance themselves from the scandal, it […]

What to Do with 150,000 Surplus Soldiers? (Baltimore Sun)

By S.M. Khalid On one of the last battlefields of the Cold War, peace in our lifetime. Although it may be a bit premature to break out the champagne and celebrate the end of Africa’s second-longest civil war, there is reason for genuine optimism that peace may finally be at hand following Wednesday’s agreement in […]

Pressure Continues for Democratization in Africa (Feb., 1991, Baltimore Sun)

Pressure Continues for Democratization in Africa By S.M. KHALID GR: CHART The Sun [Baltimore, Md] 24 Feb 1991: 4G. It is the miracle of the Cape Verde Islands. This past weekend, former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Mascarenhas Montiero scored a landslide victory over incumbent President Aristides Pereira, whose party had been in power since the […]

Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1990 – Right-Wing Forces Threaten South Africa’s Transition (Baltimore Sun)

By S.M. Khalid | S.M. Khalid,S. M. Khalid is a reporter for The Sun. South Africa’s precarious transition from a repressive, white-ruled government to a multiracial democracy is being buffetted by continuing political violence that now threatens negotiations toward power-sharing between black and white leaders. Political violence has long been a hallmark of South Africa, […]