Democracy

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....

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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