All articles in 'Democracy'


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
Remittances as Spiritual Investment: A Senegalese...

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

14th December 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
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
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
Somalia: A Democratic Proposal

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

12th January 2015
Obama Romney Battle: Lessons for Africa

For Africa, the titanic contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney should help bring renewed focus...

6th November 2012
Dr Willy Mutunga: New Era in Kenya’s Judiciary

Dr Mutunga must pick the judiciary up, dust it, and begin the work of remaking a pertinent departmen...

21st June 2011
MDC: Zimbabwe's Hope?

The challenge for us as the new crop of African leaders is to kill the culture of violence against d...

12th September 2011
East Africa: Is it Ready for Opposition?

Governments in Eastern Africa ought to give ear to dissenting views for efficient and collective gov...

19th May 2011
Nigeria 2011-2015: Looming Challenges and Opportun...

The next four years will be crucial in the process of transforming Nigeria into a country that meets...

9th May 2011
Governance: Are African Leaders Serious?

Challenges hindering development of Africa both politically and economically revolve around governan...

9th August 2011
Why Western Foreign Policy is Flawed

I recognize the extreme dilemma the world has faced in dealing with dictators like Gaddafi but never...

1st August 2011
Keriako Tobiko: The Battle Rages

Kenyans and citizens of Africa must wake up and firmly demand for good governance from their leaders

13th June 2011
Kenya: From Democratic and Economic Engine to Secu...

The paper covers the historical background of ethnic politics in Kenya-both during colonial and post...

15th August 2011
South Sudan to Beat Swords into Ploughshares

Reconstruction and maintaining peace will call for hard work in the days, months and years to come.

16th August 2011
Only SMART Politicians Will Survive Kenya’s 2012 E...

We anticipate tougher competition at the county level especially between traditional politicians and...

5th July 2011
Kenya Devolution: A Critique

“Devolution” is not a new concept in Kenya.We have always had local governments managed by the centr...

9th May 2011
Algeria Pursues Reforms

We have to make progress in deepening the democratic process, enhancing the rule of law, reducing in...

10th May 2011
The Challenges and Future of Democracy in Africa

Democracy is much more than electing leaders periodically through competitive elections.

19th April 2011
Sound Constitutions will Liberate Africa: Raila

40 or 50 years since many African nations attained independence, we cannot continue blaming the colo...

2nd May 2011
Uganda: Why the 9th Parliament Will Not Deliver

Leadership at the top has become an avenue to amass wealth as opposed to rendering service to the na...

31st May 2011
EU-Africa Ties to Pay Dividends

Participatory democracy is about building bridges - within and between states, but especially betwee...

6th June 2011
Hillary Clinton: Why Libya should be Isolated

I urge [African states] to suspend the operations of Qadhafi’s embassies in [their] countries, to ex...

20th June 2011
Libya: Why NATO Invasion is Wrong

Why doesn't NATO tell the truth, that an armed insurrection was aided and abetted from abroad

20th June 2011
South Sudan: One Tribe Takes it All Perilous

There is no way any of the duo can live peacefully without depending on the other.

8th July 2011
EALA Hails the Birth of South Sudan

EALA has watched with admiration over the years from the time the CPA was signed, as the vision of t...

18th July 2011
Africans Must Say No to Dictatorship

The ballot box democracy has become cosmetic as elections are characterized by vote rigging, ballot...

9th August 2011
Kibaki Is Setting Good Precedence

Kibaki’s take is a new wake up call for other rulers who still cling unto frozen ideas of ‘me foreve...

9th August 2011
London Riots: A Case of Double Standards?

If at home “stop and search” arrests are disproportionately inflicted upon second-class citizens and...

19th August 2011
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