Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.
Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
But even with Bernard Membe as its candidate, the Tanzanian opposition would face an uphill task.
Sexist slandering has been used not just to describe Grace Mugabe, but to denigrate any women who aspire to political positions.
The value of women to political tickets in Ghana is being recognised as more women are contesting elections at various levels.
The people are frustrated with a reform agenda that is unfolding at snail’s pace.
His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.
The electorate now has no viable political alternative that can be trusted with constitutionalism and rule of law.
Kenya’s political leaders have always had a vested political interest in the control of the country’s media. But no president has had a more terrifying presence in Kenyan newsrooms than Daniel arap Moi, Kenya’s president from 1978 to 2002.