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.

August 5, 2015

Burkina Faso : Remembering Thomas Sankara

“The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do no talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of surge of human compassion. […]
July 17, 2015

“It is in your hands now” – Nelson Mandela

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity; it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and […]
June 25, 2015

The Role of Opposition Parties In Africa.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1912-78), perhaps one of the most studied and well known political philosophers of the 18th century. Rousseau is credited to have influenced the […]
June 1, 2015

Omar al-Bashir –Sudan`s Almighty Constitution

2015 is a defining year for Africa`s democracy, the African Union (AU) is celebrating 52 years of unity, and more than 20 African states are going […]