All articles in 'Democracy'


Protecting South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

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

7th July 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
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
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
Nigeria: State of The Nation

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

30th May 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
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
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
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
S. Sudan Conflict: IGAD Must Go Back to the Drawin...

IGAD needs to underscore the fact that the Government of Nation Unity (GNU) is not a magic bullet th...

23rd March 2015
Typologies of Coups in Africa

What Africa must guard against are coups from above, by ruling regimes rigging elections or perpetra...

8th December 2015
Africa: Does Democracy Guarantee Development?

If democracy is imported, it disregards local realities and is partial and disjointed.

23rd September 2014
Abahlali baseMjondolo: Growing From Strength to St...

South Africa shack dwellers movementToday marks the Tenth Anniversary of our movement. F...

12th October 2015
The Meaning of Barack Obama in World Politics

It is my thesis that Presidential candidate Ben Carson's good performance in the polls is attributab...

3rd November 2015
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
Democracy, Good Governance & Human Rights in Afric...

Indeed, the biggest threats to democracy, good governance and human rights are poverty, lack of oppo...

10th November 2014
APC Solidly On Track To Win Elections In 2017/18

SLPP must resolutely reject any alternative philosophy if it is to win the next elections.

31st March 2014
Somalia: A Democratic Proposal

Installing a new legitimate parliament that has the quality and the mandate to move the nation forwa...

12th January 2015
Somalia and SRSG Ambassador Nicholas Kay Legacy

Nick Kay may have had the clock, but as he leaves, we Somalis have the time and there is a differenc...

28th December 2015
Presidential Commission System Will Save Africa

The divide and rule system that colonialists used to conquer and control Africa is still manifested...

14th July 2015
The ICC On Trial

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

14th January 2014
Remittances as Spiritual Investment: A Senegalese...

The form of Baraka generated through these spiritual transactions is enduring and omnipotent, and un...

14th December 2015
Can PAC Win Elections Through The Ballot?

It’s clear that Pan-Africanism is a headache for the West, which is why the PAC of Azania has an ins...

14th December 2015
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
R2P Or P2R: The Story Of A Brave New World To Save...

As Libya struggles with chaos of lawlessness cum extremism and as immigrants perish at sea, the West...

15th June 2015
Gen. Muhammadu Buhari: President-Elect's Acceptanc...

I want to assure our fellow African nations that Nigeria will now stand as a more constructive partn...

6th April 2015
Kagame Should Have Declined Third Term

Amending the constitution is a common practice in the making of the laws of the country. However, th...

28th December 2015
Open Letter to IGAD on South Sudan

IGAD and Troika’s Absence of Sagacity in Shepherding the Peace Agreement in South Sudan is unaccommo...

23rd November 2015
Democracy in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities

Democracy is work in progress and we all have a responsibility to nature it and perfect it.

16th September 2014
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