• Election Thoughts: South Africa, 8 May 2019

    Election Thoughts: South Africa, 8 May 20190

    Along with many of you on the 8th May, I made a difficult decision regarding which party to vote for in South Africa’s National elections – more difficult than any of the previous 10 (if you include the Municipal elections) were. In one respect, I take that as a positive thing, because competition is good,

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  • Bobi Wine has a Vital Ingredient – Charisma

    Bobi Wine has a Vital Ingredient – Charisma0

    “Will you vote for Bobi wine?” I asked her as she bent down washing her clothes. She looked up, with beaming eyes, she said, “bring the ballot now, I will put my tick for my ghetto president.” You seem to like him very much. “Of course, I do,” she said, “he is our hope, I

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  • Who to vote for: South African National Elections 2019

    Who to vote for: South African National Elections 20190

    For those of us who don’t reflexively vote for the same political party in every election, regardless of contextual details like their performance, their choice of candidates, and of course their policy platforms, the 2019 National Elections (May 8) might well be the most confounding choice we’ve ever faced. None of the candidates are not

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  • Robert Mugabe’s True Legacy: A Nasty, Materialist and Populist Individualism

    Robert Mugabe’s True Legacy: A Nasty, Materialist and Populist Individualism0

    There have been a number of books written on Robert Mugabe in his many leadership roles.  As a leader of a guerrilla movement/army, as a prime minister, as a president and even from a western perspective as a complicated/sophisticated dapper dictator.  And make no mistake, many more will be written about him.  As an ousted

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  • Bobi Wine – 2021 Beckons

    Bobi Wine – 2021 Beckons0

    The countdown to 2021 in Ugandan elections is on. Amendment to laws have been made and campaigns are already in full gear. NRM, the rulling party has already announced it’s candidate. Bobi Wine aka Robert Kyagulanyi has also said he intends to run. On Thursday last week, the well known musician turned politician appeared on

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