All articles in 'Democracy'


Libya: The Irony of Democracy

If the aim is to get rid of autocratic regimes in the world, there are still many that are in bed wi...

5th April 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
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
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
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
Michael Sata: Zambia's New President

Many observers in the East African Community anxiously wait to see this happen in Tanzania and Ugand...

26th September 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
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
Opposition Delivers Cameroon to Biya Again

By choosing to participate in this year’s presidential election, opposition candidates made the choi...

14th October 2011
China's Position on the Syrian Conflict

China follows closely the developments of the situation in Syria, firmly maintains that the current...

5th March 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
Africa Struggles For “Democratic Deepening”

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

9th April 2012
Why African Union must be Overhauled

It would be much better for the African Union to have few countries that are totally committed to se...

21st March 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
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
Elections in Africa: Necessary?

Why do elections leave countries divided along ethnic lines? Does Democracy now mean a country degen...

22nd 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
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
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: 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
Governance: Are African Leaders Serious?

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

9th August 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
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
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
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
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
EU-Africa Ties to Pay Dividends

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

6th June 2011
Algeria Pursues Reforms

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

10th 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
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