• The Outlook for Kenyan Politics in 2019

    The Outlook for Kenyan Politics in 20190

    For Kenyans, 2018 begun on a knife edge. The final months of 2017 had been dominated by a dispute over the annulled August presidential election and the repeat in October. After President Uhuru Kenyatta was controversially sworn in for a second term in November, his rival, Raila Odinga promised to have a parallel inauguration ceremony,

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  • Zims’ 2018: A Year in Which Anger was Never Going to be Enough0

    At some point almost every adult Zimbabwean could easily be defined as being angry in the year 2018.  And all for different reasons. A majority of us were apoplectic about the state of the national political economy as accompanied by the promises of Mnangagwa’s ‘new dispensation’.  Not that expectations were that high.  It was more

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  • One Year After Mugabe: A Revolution Still not Televised

    One Year After Mugabe: A Revolution Still not Televised0

    On 15 November 2017, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longest serving ruler was confined to his private residence in the affluent suburb of Borrowdale in Harare, Zimbabwe.  This, while armed soldiers took control of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) headquarters major stations and patrolled the streets of the capital city. In what was self-evidently a ‘coup d’etat‘

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  • 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?1

    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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Dear @citizentvkenya, What law bars "disclosing information in relation to terrorism activities"? By not asking this in their reporting, KE media are making a rather uncomfortable bed for themselves. citizentv.co.ke/news…