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This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in Foreign Affairs.
In July of last year, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a landmark speech at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, criticizing leaders who undemocratically change their constitutions to stay in power and emphasizing that the United States would call out such behavior. He pointed to Burundi where a few months earlier, President Pierre Nkurunziza pressured the courts to change the constitution’s term limits so that he could run for a third time. Obama warned that such a tactic could trigger “instability and strife,” as well as hamper “Africa’s democratic progress.” But his words seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
"The prosecution's key witness in the Zimbabwe trial that has strained the country's coalition government took the stand Thursday, saying he was tortured into falsely implicating the prime minister's aide on trial."
"Burma's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met the ruling junta's liaison officer Friday, officials and her party said, in the latest sign of dialogue between the two sides."
"Key southern African leaders gathered in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Thursday for a special summit on the political crises in Zimbabwe and Madagascar."
"Six Sudanese men have been executed for their part in a riot at a refugee camp in Khartoum in 2005."
"Darfur rebels said they attacked a government-held town in the Jabel Marra area of western Sudan on Wednesday in retaliation for army bombardment of their areas, a move likely to hinder peace talks set to open this month."