All articles in 'Politics'


Boni Khalwale: New Luhya King?

Why with a little focus and more trips to Western Province Boni Khalwale will be the Luyia leader in...

20th July 2015
Uganda: Deepening NRM’s Strength

The NRM constitution should be amended to change the position of the current politically elected Se...

5th August 2014
Nigeria Election 2015: Pundits’ Reading of the Pol...

The real idiom of Ekiti election is: change is possible, but concerted efforts must be made at grass...

30th June 2014
Uganda Needs No Constitutional Crisis

Why should there be a constitutional crisis when the Constitution puts all the power in the hands of...

30th August 2013
Uganda: Is Prof. Gilbert Bukenya’s Rhetoric Authen...

It is no longer a secret that poverty in Uganda is reducing at a rate faster than our sister countri...

13th August 2013
Nigeria: The Rise of Conflict Entrepreneurs

The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) defines a conflict entrepreneur as an individual who pr...

12th August 2013
Kenya Political Parties: A Review

Buoyed by Chapter 6 of our constitution, and if implemented by the IEBC, parties will have very litt...

19th December 2011
Why Power Checkmates are Vital

Idealistic and noblest revolutionaries, once in power, become caricatures of the very objectional di...

12th October 2010
In Search of a Noble Politician

Would it not be refreshingly different if the electorate dispensed with the ‘chief/chef/honourable b...

14th April 2009
Nigeria: Obasanjo’s Critics Should Shut Up!

To be sure, Nigeria is not an easy country to govern. There are too many cleavages, power-centers,...

26th August 2008
Church and State in Kenya

The inconsistency of the church’s political witness has been attributed to various factors chief amo...

8th February 2009
Reconciliation as a Political Function

Reconciliation is not a way of evading real change. It is not dwelling on the cracks in a divided an...

16th February 2009
The Gospel and Political Opinion

In conclusion, the Gospel’s sphere of influence does not in any way decrease by its involvement in p...

24th February 2009
Towards an AU Policy on Security Sector Reform

It is an appropriate response in the face of the resurgence of the phenomenon of unconstitutional ch...

24th March 2009
Africa's Politicians: New Slave Masters?

Like the Slave Masters of the slave trade, the politicians, their cronies, the business elite and th...

31st March 2009
Where are Africa’s Political Role Models?

I wonder which African politician President Obama could have picked as a role model if he had run as...

20th April 2009
Barrack Obama's Remarks Good for Kenyans Not Envoy

Africa is still in the age of HIV, diseases, hunger, ethnicity and corruption where monitoring by do...

5th September 2006
Kenyan Leaders Corrupt? No Way!

If citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be cor...

2nd May 2006
Investing in Marketing Shame

Kenyans ought to employ the use of law to hold their government to account. Many a time claims of a...

28th March 2006
Adding Value to Vice Presidency

Since Ghana got independence from the British in 1957, democratically elected governments have been...

21st March 2006
Constitution: Kenyans want change

Kenyans should not put too much faith in the political elites for a sound constitution. The newly em...

27th September 2005
Liberian Wolves Don Sheepskins for Government Appo...

To populate the government with known criminals and corrupt individuals from the past will only enge...

20th December 2005
Why Politicians Fail

Despite Africans agreeing and being aware that leadership is a big problem in their progress, they,...

13th December 2005
Kenya Jumps a Historic Hurdle

The rest of the world is waiting to see how Kenya handles this critical period in its history. The p...

22nd November 2005
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The 15th IREN Africa Resource...