All articles in 'Democracy'


Kenya’s Next Test: Democracy, Elections and the Ru...

It is vital for Kenya’s friends and economic partners to realize that the crisis in Kenya is not onl...

17th October 2017
Understanding Uhuru and Raila’s Political Behavior...

Mr Uhuru and Mr Odinga have no special loyalty to each other. They are hardened politicians.

10th October 2017
Statement by Ambassadors and High Commissioners to...

We are neutral and have no agenda other than to help ensure the Kenyan people have a successful elec...

3rd October 2017
Germany Keen to Help Kenya’s Electoral Process

Politics in a democracy should never be perceived to be a matter of life or death.

3rd October 2017
South Sudan: A Human Rights Catastrophe

South Sudan can no longer be treated in a routine manner

3rd October 2017
The 2016 Local Government Elections: South Africa,...

The 2016 outcome can never be viewed as an absolute indicator; it should rather be subjected to a Zu...

3rd October 2017
Ethnicized Centers Will Not Help Africa

Africa in general and Kenya in particular must come up with an inclusive model of governance and pro...

20th September 2017
Foreign Meddling In Internal Somalia Affairs Must...

The federal government can only stop foreign meddling if internal security rules and policies are st...

18th July 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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