AfriSpeak Blog

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.

September 28, 2016

Zimbabwe’s Strange Turn Against The Tide.

Recent developments and protests in Zimbabwe are a rare occurrence and were not expected to say the least. The government became comfortable in its shortcomings. The […]
July 20, 2016

Uganda – President Museveni buying loyalty of newly elected MPs

Uganda’s elections concluded a few months ago, and yet political tempers remain high. Most obvious and perturbing is the continued state-led repression of the opposition, including most recently […]
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 […]
October 19, 2015

Victimization of the Victim in a Chaotic State: A Woman and a Girl child’s Dilemma

Since the discovery of oil in Nigeria, the State has gained itself the status of the prime example of the ‘Resource Curse’ coupled with an inter-play […]
October 9, 2015

We, The People

We the people is an opening phrase of the preamble to the United States constitution and the constitution of India. However it is not the intention […]
September 11, 2015

It’s time for African democratic practices to deal with unemployment.

Unemployment in the African continent has become one of the most inhumane systems ever designed by the industrial revolution and its nemisis, globalization. The majority of its […]
September 1, 2015

Why is ECD important?

It seems that ECD has become the latest buzz letters replacing the infamous HIV in South Africa. But what on earth is ECD? First off ECD […]