All articles in 'Democracy'


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
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
Tandja: A Reflection of Africa's Potentates?

What is the antidote to Niger’s development challenges, the Big Man syndrome and the likes of Tandja...

1st March 2010
Kenya Constitution Must Treat All Religions Equall...

The public discourse on whether or not the Kadhi Courts should be included in the consti...

8th March 2010
Nigeria: Hajia Turai Holding Over 140 Million Host...

We should start thinking about how to curb president’s wives, cronies and other hyena-like power bro...

8th March 2010
Djibouti: Is Daher Ahmed Farah Leader or Warlord?

How can he claim to be a legitimate leader when he wishes to see his country become like Somalia?

12th March 2010
Kagame Must Reconcile with Rwandans

President Museveni and Paul Kagame in a past functionWhat betided Rwanda recentl...

12th March 2010
The Rwanda Hit List: Revisionism, Denial, and the...

The Rwandan Patriotic Army/Front (RPA/F) and Ugandan People's Defense Forces (UPDF) marched across Z...

18th March 2010
What is Crucial for Leadership?

Tolerance for differing ideas, an attribute that I feel is fostered by intellectual exchanges, is a...

16th December 2008
Bush and the shoe-thrower of Baghdad

Al-Zaidi may well end up as Man of the Year in the Arab media. But let all Iraqi journalists keep th...

23rd December 2008
Somali: A Pawn in Geopolitical Games?

In the absence of a well-defined, distinctive Somali political system, clanbased or otherwise, at th...

29th December 2008
Ghana: Continuity in Change or Change in Continuit...

The need for a change in attitude towards the country’s development priorities, corruption and natio...

30th December 2008
Who Should Lead Somalia Next?

Almost two decades of mayhem and misery should teach us to get rid of awful men who were part of the...

5th January 2009
Somalia: A Pawn in Geopolitical Games? Pt 2

It is widely known by the people of these “developing” countries that the NGOs create fully or in pa...

5th January 2009
USA Meddling in Kenya Elections

From its support of the apartheid regime in South Africa to its endorsement of Kibaki's win despite...

12th January 2009
Media Onslaught Will Erode Other Liberties

The presumptuous thinking in our leadership that only government pressure can regulate the media is...

6th January 2009
Bravo Ghana! You've Done Africa Proud

Ghana ought to jealosusly guard the confidence she has earned by refusing to succumb to pressure and...

6th January 2009
Somalia: The Missing Somali Solution

To resuscitate the sagging national spirit, Somalis need to look inwards for the answers that had el...

12th January 2009
Ghana Succeeds Where Kenya Failed

An electoral year should give the people an opportunity to make choices. If you do anything else, yo...

13th January 2009
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