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 7, 2017

Kenya Elections: Which way are the youth going?

Kenya Elections: Which way are the youth going? By Ben Ogutu Kenyans go to the polls on August 8th to elect their President, Governors, Senators, Members […]
July 25, 2017

A message to all Socialists and Communists in South Africa

Compliments are in order, as the working class continue to celebrate Worker’s day, in solidarity with the workers of the world. And it is so unfortunate, that […]
July 4, 2017

#Trailblazer: Cape Verde

June 7, 2017

Tyranny of the majority

South Africa is one of the beacons of democracy in the African continent. The continent looks at the South African constitution as an example for better […]
February 20, 2017

Five barriers to prosperity in Africa: Unchaining the economy through economic freedom

“The African state is today, the most demonized social Institution in Africa, vilified for its weakness, its over-extension, its interference with the smooth functioning of markets, […]
January 19, 2017

ECOWAS- Upholding Constitutionalism

Democratic constitutionalism demands for periodic transition, whether by virtue of the ballot or by the term limits. The premise being that constitutions that govern democratic countries […]
December 19, 2016

Ghana Election Q & A

Elections were originally scheduled for November 7 then were rescheduled for December 7, apparently parliament rejected the Nov 7 date. Why did they reject this date? […]
November 9, 2016

The decline of South Africa’s Dominant Party System and how to overcome the coalition trend in 2019

Now that the voting, the count and the negotiations have come to an end the time has come to reflect on the political developments that have […]
November 9, 2016

Mandela’s voice featured in 2016 South African elections: a democracy with a lost legacy?

“Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.” This quotation from Nelson […]
November 9, 2016

Ordinary citizens in Africa, are bearers of their own democracy

The African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994; to lead the first democratic dispensation in South Africa. But in just a matter of two […]
November 10, 2016

Overview of Elections in Africa – 2015

Often, elections in Africa are characterized by incumbent victories and extended term limits. 2015 portrayed the power still wielded by incumbents through their disproportionate influence in […]