Africa

International Day of Democracy: A reflection on Africa’s Democracies

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Today, the world marks International Day of Democracy. Thoughts of democracy should ordinarily come with...

When Governments Fail: A Reflection on Recent Coup d’Etats in Africa and Response by Peace Actors

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi The close to the consistent judgment of the insurrection in Guinea, followed by the renunciation...

Substantive or Symbolic Representation: A Reflection on Gender Quotas as a Tool for Inclusive Democracy Building

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Every year, the 12th of August marks International Youth Day, a day to reflect and...

The Mental Cost of Organizing Credible Elections

On 8th October 2020 Zambia’s Chief Electoral Officer Patrick Nshindano collapsed whilst addressing a meeting of political party presidents....

What explains Tanzania’s Reluctance to Intervene in Cabo Delgado?

By Dastan Kweka On 11 January 2021, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the President of Mozambique and chairperson of the Southern...

PODCAST: Digital Taxes and Digital Rights in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to strain most African economies. As more African countries seek to widen their tax base,...

Tribute: Kenneth Kaunda, African stateman with a checkered legacy

Kenneth Kaunda will be laid to rest in Lusaka today. His final resting place will be at the presidential...

EU Green Pass: From Vaccine Nationalism to Vaccine Apartheid

Beginning today (1st July 2021), the 27 European Union (EU) countries start the implementation of a ‘Covid-19 Digital Green...

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...

CORONAVIRUS: Kenyan Schools Reopen Amid Fears Of Safety For Learners

Schools in Kenya on Monday (4th January 2020) opened for second term learning after being closed for 9 months....

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: #EndSARS and a conversation about police brutality in Africa

In this episode, I talk to Nigerian filmmaker Faye Balogun about the history of the #EndSARS movement and the...

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