• Who Can Challenge Macky Sall?

    Who Can Challenge Macky Sall?0

    In 2012, civil society opposition parties’ demonstrations enabled Macky Sall to be elected President of the Republic. The leader of Coalition Macky 2012 had won 26.19% of the vote in the first round, followed respectively by: Moustapha Niasse 13.20% Ousmane Tanor Dieng 11.30% Idrissa Seck 7.86% Cheikh Bamba Dieye 1.93% Ibrahima Fall 1.81% The combined backing

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  • Goodbye Kabila

    Goodbye Kabila0

    This is something that the Congolese would never have imagined a month or two ago : President Kabila leaving SADC. President Kabila said goodbye to his SADC heads of state counterparts last weekend in Windhoek, Namibia. We breathed a sigh of relief in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he finally committed to leave after the

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  • Are African Elections Only Free and Fair When The Opposition Wins?

    Are African Elections Only Free and Fair When The Opposition Wins?0

    This is a question I found myself asking after Zimbabwe’s opposition – MDC Alliance vowed to challenge the results of the July 30 elections in court after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) declared that President Emmerson Mnagagwa was dully elected president after winning more that 50 percent of the votes cast. The opposition camp had

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  • In Defence of Zimbabwe’s Rural Voter

    In Defence of Zimbabwe’s Rural Voter1

    When the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) started announcing the 2018 election results there was a lot of urban/social media anger at rural voters.  The numbers that were being announced were indicating that the ruling Zanu Pf party was winning parliamentary constituencies with comparatively wide margins. Some social media celebrities were quick to express their disdain

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  • Mugabe’s Bitter Election Eve Presser: Spiting his Former Party and the Country0

    Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe decided to create what is referred to as a ‘cliffhanger’ moment’ for the elections that are due tomorrow. He did so by holding a press conference on the eve of Zimbabwe’s 2018 ‘harmonised’ election. In the press conference he held, he indicated that he was ousted against his will. The

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Jacques Rousseau

Lots of interesting ideas to ponder here, on when (if ever) one should publish potentially self-exculpatory pieces by people accused of sexual misconduct/abuse, or even simply impropriety. twitter.com/conor64/…