All articles in 'Democracy'


South Sudan: Should President Salva Kiir Step Down...

The only option is to convince Salva to step down at his will.

29th May 2018
The Role of Women as Peacemakers and Power Brokers

Beyond their roles as intermediaries, women are adept at building coalitions in their push for peace...

15th May 2018
Somalia’s History: March 26, 1969

March 26, 1969. This is the date the fourth and last parliamentary elections were held in Somalia be...

27th March 2018
Harnessing Parliamentary Democracy for Good Govern...

Parliament is the best representation of the diversity of the nation, and the fulcrum for harmonisin...

14th March 2018
What Next After Raila’s Swearing In?

Kenyatta should keep an eye on Raila’s next move.

20th February 2018
Protecting Democratic Achievements

Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of dictatorships and mafia states, exemplified by Pu...

30th January 2018
George Weah’s Contract with Liberians

The foundation of the New Liberia must be reinforced by the steel of integrity.

24th January 2018
Deepening Democracy In Nigeria: The Role Of The Le...

The legislature has a huge role to play in stabilizing democracy

25th December 2017
Liberia: The Way Forward For the Stalled Election...

The country must move forward not backward, for the betterment of the Liberian people and their brot...

21st November 2017
Zeph Mothopeng: Forgotten Hero of South Africa’s S...

Mothopeng served time in apartheid prisons thrice, twice on Robben Island.

24th October 2017
Kenya Repeat Polls Boycott: Boon or Bane?

Ideally, democracy provides a platform where varying ideologies, vision and programs can be articula...

24th October 2017
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
Nigeria: State of The Nation

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

30th 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
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
Protecting South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

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

7th July 2016
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