• How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?

    How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?0

    Should the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) succeed to lose tomorrow’s election, what memories will Zambians hold of a party many loved for its pro-poor ideologies and populist political strategy? In 2011 under the leadership of the late Michael Sata, in polls widely lauded as free and fair, the PF made history on the African continent

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  • Malawi, A Country of Short-Term Fixes and Permanent Crises

    Malawi, A Country of Short-Term Fixes and Permanent Crises0

    Malawi leaders are very good at finding quick fixes to complicated problems, akin to bandaging boils instead of bursting and treating them. Wishing problems away instead of dealing with them. Malawi is always in a state of crisis because its leaders always opt for quick but temporary fixes to complicated problems that seem popular at

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  • Can Magufuli Control His State Apparatuses?

    Can Magufuli Control His State Apparatuses?0

    “There is no such thing as a purely repressive apparatus” – Louis Althusser I am scared. What my President said in Singida has left me with goose pimples. The Citizen has not helped with this headline: ‘Magufuli relaxes political rally ban, warns Chadema.’ Nor Daily News with ‘JPM Advises CHADEMA to drop defiance day move.’

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  • Drums of war and how the ICC failed Kenya

    Drums of war and how the ICC failed Kenya0

    It’s 8 o’clock on Monday morning when I start putting this piece together. A little happier than I have been about Mondays in the recent past – happy because today there will be no street protests in my city, Kisumu. Mondays have been marked with street protests called by Kenya’s opposition coalition CORD over electoral

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  • Why Kenyans Need to Jealously Guard their Freedoms

    Why Kenyans Need to Jealously Guard their Freedoms0

    President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration has since inception tried to limit the freedoms Kenyans fought for, died for and eventually enshrined on their supreme law which is the Kenyan Constitution. These attempts were first legal in nature but are of late taking a very dangerous turn. It started with an attempt to curtail media freedoms enshrined in

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