Democracy

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....

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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...

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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...

Democracy On Trial: Was the will of the people subverted in Ghana’s December elections?

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the result of...

ZIMBABWE: Using Covid-19 to set stage for 2023 election rigging

By Paidamoyo Muzulu ZIMBABWE holds general elections in 2023 – two years away – but subtle manoeuvres to rig...

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...

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...

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