• Cameroon: should we be worried about post-electoral violence?

    Cameroon: should we be worried about post-electoral violence?0

    After a relatively quiet election day, with the exception of some disruptions in the country’s English-speaking regions, the post-electoral period seems to be one of uncertainty. Cameroon will potentially be facing a new political crisis, this time following the presidential election that took place October 7th. The day after the ballots were counted, one of

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  • The Michael Sata I Knew: From A Reporter’s Perspective

    The Michael Sata I Knew: From A Reporter’s Perspective0

    I first came to learn of Michael Sata from his several mentions on ZNBC radio when i was growing up in Nangoma area of Mumbwa District in central Zambia during the 1990s. During those typical Mumbwa-Mumbwa days, radio was more prominent in the villages as it was the most affordable source of news because newspapers, the

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  • Happy Independence Day, Uganda

    Happy Independence Day, Uganda0

    I had a conversation with my Dad earlier today . He was ironing his red T-shirt when he remarked – this used to be a day when we all wore red because of UPC (Uganda People’s Congress), a political party known to exist from the 1960’s ME: But Kabaka Mutesa was given charge on Independence

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  • Women and Politics in Uganda – Rhoda Kalema’s Story

    Women and Politics in Uganda – Rhoda Kalema’s Story0

    Rhoda Kalema is a story of commitment, courage, character and triumph as a girl, a woman, mother, and grandmother to many young women in Uganda.  Rhoda is quick to mention that this story not about her but that she is just a branch that came out of people that mentored her over the years. Born in

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  • Zimbabwe’s Next Five Years0

    Political perspectives in Zimbabwe, at least after the recent 2018 general election, have tended to have a sense of immediacy and urgency.  Spurred on by the fundamentally zero-sum power games that our national elections are or their highly polarized nature, we tend to not look beyond our noses as to what it all means.  And

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  • 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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  • Will the Election of 7 October Mark the Division of Cameroon?

    Will the Election of 7 October Mark the Division of Cameroon?0

    Two years after it began, the so-called “Anglophone crisis” continues to rage in the North-West and South-West regions (collectively known as “NoSo”) of Cameroon. Over time, the situation has deteriorated to the point of becoming an armed conflict pitting the Cameroonian Armed Forces against the Ambazonian Defence Forces. Continuing into 2018, an election year, without

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  • Bobi Wine Arrest Unites Ugandans in Quest for Justice

    Bobi Wine Arrest Unites Ugandans in Quest for Justice0

        Photo Credit : Nicolas Bamulenzaki  Uganda has been through a rough couple of weeks.  Violence  erupted on August 11 2018 in a by election in Arua, which is in the north western part of the country.  It is also the day, I got a motorbike accident. I remember being in hospital getting stitched

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  • Mnangagwa’s ‘2nd Republic’ and the Pursuance of Neoliberal Economics0

    The confirmation of Emmerson Mnangagwa by Zimbabwe’s highest court as president sealed the dispute on Zimbabwe’s future leader to carry the hopes of a nation yearning for a new trajectory. The disputed election resulted in the MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa filing a constitutional court application challenging the credibility of the election results.  The case

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  • Having Friends in Power

    Having Friends in Power0

    Why aren’t you writing about it, a former colleague asked. She/He was referring to my practice of analyzing political appointments in Tanzania. In this case, it was in reference to her/his appointment. Her/His appointment, like those of a couple of my other colleagues,  has left me contemplating about what does it mean to have friends in echelons of

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