The 2023 election is considered by many Zimbabweans to be decisive. The economy is struggling and there is belief amongst many that only a change of government can stop the downturn. Key to this aspiration of change is the youth vote. However, the campaign to register young people to vote continues to move at a snail’s pace.
Opinion polls, not all credible, have placed Ruto in pole position for the August elections – but the political ground could shift before then.
A reminder to Africans on the imperative need to move beyond the liberalist mere discourse of rights, towards an objective and concrete overhaul of their material condition. Alieu Bah here used his country, The Gambia as a pretext as to the failure of that liberal Democratic model and contemplating the complicity of the new kind of African activist in this scheme of neocolonialism.
President Samia Hassan may have been an ‘accidental president’ but Tanzania’s leader has set out to showcase her own political strategy.
Africans who have built their lives in Ukraine over many years reflect on their experiences in their adopted country, and what was waiting for them as they fled to Poland to escape the war.
Most citizens feel that it is pointless to vote because it won’t change anything.
Elites have strong incentives to foment violence. The way they speak about election issues in the media can inflame tensions.
Walter Rodney’s seminal book ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’, first published in 1972, has recently been republished with a new introduction by Angela Y Davis, which is republished here.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of prominent Guyanese pan-Africanist and Marxist revolutionary Walter Rodney, and fifty years since he published the magisterial magnum opus How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. Here’s our selected 10 quotes from Rodney’s seminal book.