Advancing Democratic Principles In Africa

AfriSpeak launched in April 2015, is a blog, which provides a platform for information sharing and discussions for those individuals interested in entrenching democratic principles in Africa. All areas of democracy (Africa’s democracy) applicable to Africa are covered, both international (global and continental) and national. Those encouraged to make submissions include students, researchers, international and national civil servants, civic society, political commentators and politicians, including anyone with a keen interest in discourse on African democracy. AfriSpeak encourages information sharing amongst Africans, diaspora, and anyone else who is interested in democratic values.

The aim of AfriSpeak is to contribute towards strengthening Africa. As a blog, the strength of the platform will be the immediacy of interaction and the strengthening of democratic principles across a wide geographical area and strengthen the role played by initiatives such as academic journals, books, professional organizations, think tanks and the like.

July 15, 2016

Would African democracies be stronger if they developed before democratising?

In neo-colonial Africa -and arguably all over the world as time has passed- democracy is often portrayed as the ultimate remedy to socio-economic cleavages. In societies […]
June 24, 2016

Why the AU should introduce presidential term limits

In the last decade of the 20th century, African countries adopted presidential term limits as part of a wider set of constitutional rules that accompanied the […]
December 9, 2015

Decolonizing Africa In 21st Century: The Socio-Economic Policies In Africa and South Africa.

Africa was largely decolonized during the 1960s and 1970s with South Africa as a last country to be decolonized in 1994.  Due to the fact that […]
November 9, 2015

Dangling on the precipice: An analysis of the Zimbabwe situation

Aside from the ethnic cleansing atrocities of the mid-80s popularly referred to as Gukurahundi, Zimbabwe has been privileged enough to have been exempt from the perpetual […]