Democracy

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...

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...

Will Ghana shine once more as a beacon of democracy in Africa?

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Across a continent wrought with several instances of violent elections, the West African nation of...

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...

America’s Colonial Election

The political stalemate in the United States challenges many of the commonly held notions about democracy in the nuclear-armed,...

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...

Covid-19: SADC veiling tyranny with lockdown regulations

The month of December will mark exactly a year since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei,...

The metamorphosis of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance

I realise that most people are focusing on today’s election in the United States (the lizards will win, no...

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