All articles in 'Democracy'


Challenges of Power Transfer in Africa

I must confess that I am not an academic, so my lecture may fall far short of the expectations of an...

8th March 2017
Open Letter to President Mohamed A. Farmajo

Dear Mr. President,On February 8, 2017, the Somali people gave you a historic mandate and a rare opp...

8th March 2017
Somalia: Hope For a Bright Future

2017 might be the most defining moment in our history as a country

1st March 2017
Somalia President Farmajo: Between Hope and Realit...

He inherits a government that has plundered public funds, failed to pay the salaries of civil servan...

15th February 2017
Youth Participation in Governance and Democracy i...

African youth are less likely than their elders to engage in a variety of political and civic activi...

1st February 2017
Elections: Is Somalia Ready?

The election may prove to be a political farce, but does Somalia have other options?

19th January 2017
Democracy and Africa: The FW De Klerk Perspective

We who live in democracies are too often inclined to dismiss the enormous benefits that we derive fr...

19th January 2017
Farce 2016 Electoral Process: Lethal injection int...

According to the "Population Estimation Survey 2014 for the 18 pre-war regions of Somalia," carried...

9th April 2016
Democracy in Africa: The Kenyan Experience

Democracy is not just about one day every four or five years when elections are held

1st August 2016
How to Win an Election

How many Quintus Ciceros are in Zambia? Political operatives whose raison d'être is to lie and...

11th April 2016
Kenya Elections 2017:Money Will Determine Who Win...

It is up to the cord coalition to do its math well if indeed they are serious with taking power from...

8th January 2016
Term Limits: Kagame Answers Critics

We are told people are bedrock of democracy. When my people tell me something, even before I agree w...

3rd January 2016
Democracy and Human Rights Status in Africa

We are also witnessing the shrinking civic space in Africa in which the state becomes everything and...

29th August 2016
Kenya’s Navigation Score Card is Great But…

Kenya’s political actors have to factor in the country’s position at the convergence of diverse inte...

29th March 2016
Protecting South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

A constitution should be framed to withstand the worst leaders, not assume the best.

7th July 2016
The Politics and Consequences of IGAD Intervention...

IGAD Plus present move to interfere in the internal affairs of South Sudan will predictably complica...

15th August 2016
Sham Elections and the Electoral System in South A...

Allow the IEC to be truly independent or set up an All Party Electoral Commission

17th May 2016
U.S. Elections: Why Trump Presidency is Good for t...

Mr. Trump’s promise to make America is a normal country that looks after itself and its people first...

4th September 2016
Nigeria: State of The Nation

Nigeria is firmly committed to democratic principles. We are ready partners in combating terrorism,...

30th May 2016
Zambia: A One Party State Masquerading as a Democr...

If one did not live in Zambia and just came to visit from a truly democratic country, if there be su...

10th April 2016
Salva Kiir: A New Peaceful Sudan Is Possible!

Our economy has been through several severe shocks. Some of these shocks have been of our own...

18th January 2016
Mugabe and the Original Sin of the First Generati...

The first generation leaders had some excellent redeeming qualities like nationalism, patriotism, vi...

2nd January 2016
Somalia: Will the 2016 Elections Be Free and Fair?

If international funds dwindle or shift, will the conferences on federal cooperation between federal...

26th January 2016
Democracy in Africa: Reality or Myth?

Why is it that in Africa, millions of voters are not always satisfied and convinced with general ele...

11th February 2014
The ICC On Trial

In 2014, the International Criminal Court, ICC, needs to reexamine itself and its skewed...

14th January 2014
ICC Must Zero In On South Sudan

the International Criminal Court (ICC) needs to rein in aiming at creating fear and sanity for both...

14th January 2014
SA 2014 Elections: Jacob Zuma Acceptance Speech

Acceptance speech by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the announcement of 2014 general electi...

11th May 2014
Power Sharing: A Panacea for South Sudan?

If you square these assumptions in the round but also hugely complex context of South Sudan, then yo...

7th January 2014
South Africa’s Liberation Struggle: Mangosuthu But...

South Africa’s liberation struggle did not begin in 1912, when my uncle, Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme, fo...

3rd February 2014
Emerging Democracies in Africa: Challenges and Opp...

Can we change the cycle of profiting from wrong to profiting from right? If not, once again our demo...

24th June 2013
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