All articles in 'Democracy'


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
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
EU-Africa Ties to Pay Dividends

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

6th June 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
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
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
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
Governance: Are African Leaders Serious?

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

9th 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
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
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
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
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
Opposition Delivers Cameroon to Biya Again

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

14th October 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
Zimbabwe Elections: Entrepreneurship vs Employment

In a matter of months, Zimbabweans will go to the ballot and choose which economic vision they belie...

7th 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
Zambia: Donchi Kubeba and President Sata's Triumph

The slogans of Donchi Kubeba and Nafuti Nafuti effused a sense of national pride in the 2011 electio...

9th December 2011
Sierra Leone: Dark Days Resurface

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

23rd January 2012
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
ANC: Beyond the Centenary

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

14th February 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
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
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
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
Church-Media-Politicos Troika and Leadership Intri...

Can the media and church that supported crooks during the last general elections be trusted this ti...

28th May 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
Charles Taylor’s Sentence: No Need for Celebration...

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

19th June 2012
2013 General Elections: Kenya Not Prepared!

Elections will be meaningless if we don’t put our house in order. Can anyone hear me? Country. First...

16th October 2012
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