If the wrong people are voted in power, the country will get skewed policy implementations. This could be avoided through nationwide constructive engagements and dialogue by civil society, the media, youth groups, and union organizations, to inform the wider public about the profiles of the people vying for elected offices.
By Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni Maori anthropologist Linda Tuhiwai Smith, in her seminal work Decolonising Methodologies, argues that Re-search is a dirty word. Hyphenating “research” into “re-search” is very useful because it reveals what is involved, what it really means, and goes beyond the… Read More ›
By Dr. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive… Read More ›
Kenyans live in an ethnic state that exists within the civic space, guided by a constitution, but dominated by institutions that are populated by a positive sum group. By positive sum I mean the two tribes that have occupied the presidency since independence – the Kikuyu and the Kalenjin .
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara The Supreme Court ruling over the outcome of the Kenya presidential elections has not only shocked the world and setting an example for Africa’s struggling democracies, but has put the country in a political deadlock. The… Read More ›
The prognosis that the South African economy is in dire straits is pretty obvious even to the untrained eye. The solution to the country’s present predicament is also pretty much understood. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently produced a comprehensive viewwhich deserves… Read More ›
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally handed down it’s highly anticipated judgment on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. In a somewhat surprising decision, the court’s pre-trial chamber ruled that South Africa had failed to comply… Read More ›
Boko Haram militants have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2 million others in north east Nigeria since 2009. Author: Chukwuma Al Okoli Lecturer/Resident Researcher Department of Political Science, Federal University Lafia Disclosure statement Chukwuma Al Okoli works for… Read More ›
Africa has the highest burden of HIV/Aids and malaria with escalating rates of non-communicable diseases. How will the World Health Organisation’s Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? The Conversation Africa asked academics across the continent what impact… Read More ›