• Uganda: Marking 30 years of liberation with threats

    Uganda: Marking 30 years of liberation with threats0

    Uganda’s most controversial election was held on December 10 and 11, 1980. While Dr. Apollo Milton Obote’s Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) was declared winner, Dr. Paul K. Ssemogerere’s Democratic Party (DP) disputed the result, claiming victory. A third political party, Yoweri Museveni’s Uganda Patriotic Movement (UPM), decided to take the contest to the bush and started a guerrilla war in

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  • What Would Populist Tanzanians Do?

    What Would Populist Tanzanians Do?0

    “I’m not a mad man or a dictator” – President Magufuli By now, after 100 days in office as the President of Tanzania, we can safely say we have an idea of ‘what would Magufuli do (next)?‘ The question, then, is do we know what would Tanzanians do? Or more precisely, what would the populist

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  • Outrage as Zambia Hikes Presidential Nomination Fees By 750%

    Outrage as Zambia Hikes Presidential Nomination Fees By 750%0

    The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced an increment of  nomination fee for presidential candidates for the country’s 2016 presidential election by 750%, triggering complaints from opposition parties, aspiring candidates and the civil society. ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu said the increase of the presidential nomination fee from K10,000 (US$1,000) to K75,000 (US$7,500) was

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  • Where does Magufuli stand on tough editorials?

    Where does Magufuli stand on tough editorials?0

    Tanzania’s new president, John Pombe Magufuli has been doing a lot of things our [African] leaders don’t usually do. In the less than three months he has been president, Magufuli has nipped several expensive but irrelevant projects in the bud and redirecting the money to more important matters. Many of us are hoping that the

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