All articles in 'Democracy'


Rotational Presidency: Ideal for Kenya?

It will eliminate tribal alliances whereby two-three major tribes gang up to deny other minority tri...

19th April 2011
The Challenges and Future of Democracy in Africa

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

19th April 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
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
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
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
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
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
Governance: Are African Leaders Serious?

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

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
Libya’s Forced Collapse: What Does it Portend for...

As this neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism intensifies, it would be ironic if twenty years from now...

22nd August 2011
Kenya: A Case for Direct Democracy II

In a true democracy there is no authority higher than the people. All laws must emanate from the peo...

17th September 2011
The Fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi: What Does it...

Libyans who have participated in overthrowing Gaddafi will soon regret as they are driven to serfdom...

19th September 2011
What is Wrong with Mutharika?

The hope of the majority is that the High Court will never allow itself to do Mutharika and his Dyna...

14th October 2011
Western Democracy has Failed Africa

Western driven democracy in Africa is cosmetic. It is designed to fulfil the hidden interests of wes...

24th October 2011
Zambia Constitutional Review: A Reflection

President Sata needs to be supported by all Zambians, especially when it comes to the fight against...

25th November 2011
Kenya @ 48: Any Reason to Celebrate?

For 48 minutes and 48 seconds, I was silent as I reflected on the intentions of the devious architec...

9th December 2011
Democracy: Why isn’t it working in Africa?

Open discussion, debate, criticism and dissent are essential to generating informed and reflected ch...

31st December 2011
Democracy: Which Way for the Youth?

Africa probably needs a different type of democracy suited to its own unique and peculiar politic-ec...

9th January 2012
Sierra Leone: Dark Days Resurface

Sierra Leone ethnic groups                      CourtesyIn 2002, after a decade of blood...

23rd January 2012
America: Sliding from Democracy to Corporatocracy...

Over the last few years, the top 30 American companies spent more money on lobbying politicians than...

7th February 2012
Africa Struggles For “Democratic Deepening”

“If our political parties fail, our democracy will suffer.” - Michael J.K. Bokor, Ghanaian assistant...

9th April 2012
Ghana: Are Things Falling Apart?

Ghana’s exceptionalism as an “Island of peace” in a zone of war is on the brink of collapse by curre...

27th April 2012
The Irony of Democracy in Kenya’s Political Partie...

Real political parties based on defined ideologies and that expound internal democracy are as necess...

29th May 2012
Kenya's Looming Elections: Role of Media

In the Western democracies, major media Houses endorse candidates through a thorough research and an...

5th June 2012
Africa's Democratic Gains: Fifty Years On

In one of his many works, the veteran freedom icon, Nelson Mandela made a profound obser...

31st July 2012
Hillary Clinton: Value of Democracy

It is time – it is past time – for all leaders to accept accountability, to treat their people with...

6th August 2012
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