Elections

Zimbabwe’s Political Crossroads: Tensions Rise as President Mnangagwa Begins Second Term Amid Election Controversy

President Emmerson Mnangagwa was last Monday, September 4, 2023, sworn in for the second and final term after the...

Gabon Military Sieze Control Following Disputed Polls

Gabon finds itself in the grip of political turmoil, reminiscent of recent events in West Africa, army officers have...

Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

Emmerson Mnangagwa was this weekend declared as reelected to be Zimbabwe’s president. However, the election was highly contentious, with...

Unfolding Authoritarian Trends: Senegal’s Ominous Political Landscape

By Oumy Sambou Authoritarian inclinations within Senegal have taken root with the precision of missiles striking a wheat field...

Episode #15: State of the continent – A critical look at Africa’s democracies

Last week most parts of the continent observed Africa Day, a commemoration of the founding of the Organization for...

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Opposition Calls Off Kenya Protests After Truce with Government

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has called off weekly nationwide protests that began on 20th March 2023 to pressure...

Kenya’s opposition protests

On Wednesday morning I joined Thabiso Tema of Power FM 98.7 (Johannesburg) to discuss Kenya’s political crisis that has...

Kenya Protests: The peculiar case of a hunger and bullets face-off

Say what you may about Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, but one thing you cannot take away from him...

Zimbabwe August polls marred by delimitations flaws

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has started the ball rolling for the 2023 general election that will be held in...

Episode #13: The place of youth and women in Nigeria politics

For the first time since the return of democracy in Nigeria, there is excitement among young voters regarding Saturday’s...

Episode #12: Framing Democracy – How the media is covering Nigeria poll

The media plays a pivotal role in preserving and protecting democracy. As Nigerians go to the poll to elect...

Nigeria Decides: Views from the Diaspora

Tomorrow, Saturday 25th February 2023, Nigerians go to the polls in an election that has been described as the...

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