Niger: The role of women in the very first democratic transition

Since independence, Niger never experienced a democratic transition. Political and democratic instability was marked by recurrent military coups, the...

ELECTION UPDATE: Uganda’s date with destiny

Ugandans are going to the polls today (Thursday, 14th January 2021) to decide whether 76-year-old Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who...

The freedom from hunger that is not realy free

By John Riaga  Article 43 (C) of the Kenyan constitution guarantees every citizen the freedom from hunger and a...

Trump, Twitter, and freedom of speech

To make my biases clear at the outset, I’ve been appalled at how Donald Trump has been fomenting racism,...

Democracy in Africa: a reflection on Uganda’s electoral process

By Joan Atuhaire On 14th January 2021, Ugandans will go to the polls to elect a president to lead...

Storming the Capitol – Trump’s exit won’t fix much

The scenes from Washington on Wednesday (6th January 2020), where the process confirming Biden’s status as President-Elect was disrupted...

The Role of Social Media in the 2021 Ugandan Elections featuring Songa Stone

The proliferation of smartphone devices has led to more meaningful access to the internet as more Ugandans are using...

Police extra-judicial killings in Zambia raises alarm… as two more are gunned down

THE environment was tense and politically charged as Zambia’s capital, Lusaka came to a standstill on Wednesday 23rd December...

“Classical Liberalism” and South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations

Liberalism has always meant different things to different people. I tried to describe what its fundamental principles are, for...

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The Role of Social Media in the 2021 Ugandan Elections featuring Songa Stone

The proliferation of smartphone devices has led to more meaningful access to the internet as more Ugandans are using the internet to politically organise, speak truth to power. In this episode, we chat with Songa Stone about the role social media is playing in the 2021 upcoming general elections...

PODCAST: Election Violence and Police Brutality Against opposition Candidates and their Supporters in Uganda

Uganda’s campaign season for the elections slated for 14th January 2020. In this episode, I focus on the harassment meted against opposition politicians by the state as they conduct their campaigns. There are 10 candidates seeking to replace President Yoweri Museveni who is running for a sixth term in...

PODCAST: Shrinking Democratic Space In East Africa – A Focus on Tanzania and Uganda

Tanzania is just coming from a shambolic electioneering period characterized by harassment and intimidation of opposition politicians, stifling of media freedoms and allegations of vote-rigging. Across the border in Uganda, the process has just begun, and we are already witnessing the government of the day using police and military...

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