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    Kenya has embarked on yet another attempt to make changes to its nine-year-old constitution. This attempt comes three months after a failed attempt by a 2017 presidential candidate. The current attempt is being spearheaded by the ‘Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)’, a task force created in 2018 following the disputed 2017 Presidential election. The election was

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  • Gun Culture Engulfs Zambian Politics

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    The political temperature is rising as Zambia nears the 2021 general elections. The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the main opposition party United Party for National Development (UPND) are not leaving anything to chance. Analysts have put this to the fact that the ruling party has never felt secure with its narrow victory over UPND

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  • Is Zimbabwe headed for another coup?

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    The November 2017 military coup which forced tyrant Robert Mugabe from power is still haunting Zimbabwe, almost 18 months down the line. The remnants of the coup and its footprints will not disappear sooner than we expected. After topping Mugabe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had an enormous task facing him trying to please his erstwhile conspirators

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  • On Chief Justice Mogoeng calling for prayer in Parliament

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    When the Judicial Service Commission hearings on Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng were being held, I expressed significant doubts regarding his suitability for the role of Chief Justice. Among my concerns were his views on homosexuality, his reasoning in certain judgments related to sexual assault, and of course, his religious views and whether they would impact on

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  • Public Assemblies: Why the “tomato seller” argument is flawed

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    In theory and principle, the right to freedom of assembly is straightforward. People are free to peacefully assemble and to petition. The role of the state is simply to ensure that all of us enjoy our rights equally – not one over the other. The contestation has been rather on how assembly rights can be

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Githu Muigai should really have been asked whether he has any regrets over the advice he gave to GoK during and after the annulled August 2017 elections when police killed dozens of Kenyans. How about his declarations about @RailaOdinga and treason? businessdailyafrica.…