UpFront

Is Angela Merkel's era of dominance over?

We debate whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to blame for the rise in far-right populism across Europe.

UpFront

Is DR Congo still a democracy?

We speak to DRC's communications minister about postponed elections and debate the future of Germany's Angela Merkel.

Reporter's Notebook

Facebook, Russian trolls and the new era of information warfare

The use of social media to influence the 2016 US presidential race and other recent elections has revealed new threats these platforms pose for democracy.

Hong Kong

Outrage in Hong Kong as activist is barred from polls

Agnes Chow, 21, was seeking to become Hong Kong's youngest council member for a pro-democracy party.

Outrage in Hong Kong as activist is barred from polls

Opinion

Will the 2010s be the 'wasted decade' of Arab hopes?

Between the "Arab Spring", "Islamist Winter" and "Zionist conspiracy", Arabs may seem in despair, but all is not lost.

Youssef Cherif

by Youssef Cherif

Youssef Cherif

Zimbabwe

UK Zimbabweans extend 15-year rally after Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe Vigil Coalition accuses ruling ZANU-PF party of only being interested in 'power and control'.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster

UpFront

Is Europe's far right a threat to democracy?

We debate whether the rise of far-right movements is overblown, or if they mainstream neo-Nazis, racism and violence.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Akufo-Addo: Africa's march of democracy hard to reverse

The president of Ghana talks to Al Jazeera about his country's democratic success and his hopes for the continent.

UpFront

Is Rwanda becoming a dictatorship?

We debate the prospect of Rwandan President Paul Kagame remaining in power through 2034.

Talk to Al Jazeera

King Letsie III of Lesotho: Ready for more power

The king of Lesotho says he is willing to play a larger political role, if asked to do so.

UpFront

Can Raila Odinga win Kenya's re-election?

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on contesting presidential election results again and why this year is different.

UpFront

Is Kenya's democracy in crisis?

We ask Kenya's Raila Odinga about running for president again and debate whether the Syrian opposition lost the war.

Opinion

Is 'the only democracy in ME' becoming undemocratic?

The assault on media in Israel is a symptom of a much more serious disease afflicting its democratic institutions.

Gideon Levy

by Gideon Levy

Gideon Levy

In the Field

Chris Patten: Hong Kong's freedoms under threat

Twenty years after the handover, Hong Kong's last British governor discusses Hong Kong-mainland China relations.

In the Field

What is driving Hong Kong-China tensions?

We look at Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and ask if China can be trusted to run the world's freest economy.