It is has become obvious that the discussion on democracy in Africa has become solely about presidential term limits. Going a step further, it seems power grabbing and bad leaders are an African problem. Shall Africa accept this false characterization? What is our responsibility?
Kenyan non-governmental organisations (NGOs) head into 2016 facing a deeply uncertain future as their government intensifies its effort to crack down on an independent civil society. Between administrative harassment, legislative hurdles and a public campaign to tarnish their reputation, many NGOs are finding it harder and harder to perform their core function of holding the government to account.
The Nobel Committee has awarded the 2015 Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its ‘decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution’
There are three African presidents who have caught the attention of the global media all for the same reason in the last couple of months or more. Presidents Kagame, Nkurunziza and Sassou Nguesso of Rwanda, Burundi and Congo Brazzaville respectively have actively sought and in one instance already acquired third terms of office
Rwandan legislators approved a change in the country’s constitution which will allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term in office
A video made by a group of African youths is calling on the continent’s longest serving presidents to step aside and make room for democracy
A journalist turned activist who demanded Mugabe’s resignation is missing and feared dead
A year after Nelson Mandela’s death, South Africans still have much to learn from his complex legacy.
Ali Mazrui, one of the foremost African intellectuals for the last fifty years, died recently. Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire reflects on Mr. Mazrui’s five strategies for taming Western-oriented imperialism disguised as globalisation.