• Kenya’s Biggest Electoral Problem? Not Solving Electoral Problems

    Kenya’s Biggest Electoral Problem? Not Solving Electoral Problems0

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth famously declared 1992 an “annus horribilis”, one which, she said, she wouldn’t look back with undiluted pleasure. For many around the world, 2016 has similarly turned out to be a horrible year. From the deaths of several pop culture icons; to the millions forced to flee senseless killing and destruction in the

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  • An Overview Of Zambia’s Political Scene In 2016

    An Overview Of Zambia’s Political Scene In 20160

    2016 started with landmark decisions which would eventually shape the future of Zambia as a country both internationally and nationally. Most notable development revolved about electoral reforms and constitutional amendments. I have put together some key highlights of last year: Electoral reforms On January 5th 2016, President Edgar Lungu assented to national constitutional amendments, bringing

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  • How America Became An African Country

    How America Became An African Country0

    This article was first published in the Washington Post  Trevor Noah, the South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, a popular late-night news satire and talk show in the US, once described Donald Trump as America’s first African President.  In fact, Americans could do worse than look to the continent in general, and

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  • Africa’s Struggle History Absolves Fidel Castro

    Africa’s Struggle History Absolves Fidel Castro0

    Cuban revolutionary Commandante Fidel Castro’s passing was not a sudden shock for the world nor for us here in Africa. We already knew he was unwell and at his age, we knew that his revolutionary life was near its end. He even let us know it and advised that the ideas of the Cuban revolution

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  • Magufuli and The Politics Of Information Sharing

    Magufuli and The Politics Of Information Sharing0

    On November 20, 2016 the President of Tanzania, Dr. John Magufuli, sacked the chair of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Board, Bernard Mchomvu. According to The Citizen, the “sacking was announced through a State House statement, which, however, did not specify the reasons for his removal.” The ‘rumor mills’ in a city that was once

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Zimbabwe's unending wild goose chase: from the people's revolution to 'Operation restore Legacy' .....my article coming out today. Breakfast is served