Democracy

Africa at 58

State of the Continent: ‘Is this the Africa we Want?’

The continent celebrated 58 years since the formation of the Africa Union (formerly Organization of Africa Unity) towards the...

The Menace of Illegal Mining in Ghana

Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Devoid of any attempt to extenuate the absolute truth, Ghana has woefully failed and has exposed...

Zimbabwean Women ponder the possibility of a Second woman Vice President

By Margaret Chinowaita Zimbabwe’s Vice President Position fell vacant following the disgraceful fall of the incumbent Kembo Mohadi after...

Côte d’Ivoire: Return of The Opposition

Have ten years of boycott ruined or exhausted the opposition in Côte d’Ivoire? It depends. It is clear that...

Kenya’s satire is under threat

Kenyans have long challenged power by laughing. But the Kenyan government has started cracking down on humour. “At a...

Freedom deferred: Zimbabwe at 41 years of independence

The 18th of April 1980 officially marked the end of British colonial rule in what was Rhodesia and the...

Pens of Pain: Reflections of African journalists living in exile

When the phrase “journalists in exile” is mentioned, many tend to think that it’s a thing of the past....

Magufuli

Tribute: What did Magufuli do?

Tanzania’s former President John Pombe Magufuli last week became the first leader of the East African country to die...

BBI-Kenya

Kenya’s proposed constitutional changes: For the people or for politicians?

By Linda Apollo Kenya is attempting to amend its 2010 constitution through a process that has been dubbed ‘the...

Podcast: Arrested and Tortured for writing a book featuring Kakwenza Rukirabashaija

Ugandan novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija narrates the harrowing story of how he was arrested and reportedly tortured for writing two...

“Embrace intra-party democracy” – Zambia’s opposition urged.

Zambia prepares to go for General Elections on 12th August 2021 to elect the president, members of the national...

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PODCAST: How a five day internet shutdown disrupted lives in Uganda

In this episode, I chat with Ruth Aine, a fellow AfricaBlogging author from Uganda discussing the five-day internet blackout...

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