All articles in 'Democracy'


Africa Leaders Must Honour Their Oath of Service

There is nothing wrong if people want to be nice and appreciative towards their leaders but it must...

20th March 2010
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
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
Kenya: Presidential Aspirants Must Sell Agenda, No...

Elections in Kenya, as is elsewhere in Africa are nothing more than a disguised national census. All...

15th 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
Senegal: Is Wade Waiting for a Revolution ?

Finding himself caught between a rock and hard place, Wade has decided to succeed himself.

7th February 2012
ANC: Beyond the Centenary

The ANC needs to migrate towards a post-liberation struggle mindset. It needs to start operating as...

14th 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
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
Charles Taylor’s Sentence: No Need for Celebration...

Charles Taylor in court                                      Photo courtesyI have been f...

19th 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
Ivory Coast Crisis: Critical Diagnosis of Ghana’...

Ghana needs an immediate diplomatic spin to reframe its position and adopt a strategic, balanced, co...

15th February 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
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
The Rwanda Hit List : Revisionism, Denial and the...

Some rights bodies and 'experts' on 'genocide in Rwanda' have protected the killers but criminalized...

5th April 2010
Kenya on the Path to Rebirth

We should avoid framing the upcoming referendum in terms of political individuals

12th April 2010
Genocide: Slow Down Mr. Kagame!

Rwandan authorities wrongly think that whoever opposes the way democracy is felled is a genocide de...

6th April 2010
Ivory Coast: John Atta Mills Lights the Way

Ouattara: President electIf the Reuters' report is correct, and one hopes it is, then Pr...

8th January 2011
After Hosni Mubarak: Who is Next?

Hosni Mubarak: EmbattledLooking at the way a new dawn is unfolding in Maghreb, one can c...

1st February 2011
Uganda Elections: A Financial Review

An electorate willing to vote with its wallet is better than one which settles elections with pangas...

4th March 2011
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
ICC: Kenyans Pursue Justice

STATEMENT BYRT. HON. RAILA ODINGA, EGH, MP, PRIME MINISTER This evening, I want to speak to you a...

6th 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
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
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
Africans Must Say No to Dictatorship

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

9th August 2011
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