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.

August 24, 2015

Is Africa ready to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC)

The ICC was formed after the 2nd World War following the infamous atrocities and crimes against humanity committed by Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Milosevic in Europe. […]
August 19, 2015

Defying court orders: An anti-democratic practice that is affecting Africa

One of the biggest threats to democracy in Africa has been the flouting or defying of court orders by government officials and politicians. It has become a culture […]
August 4, 2015

The Role of the Youth and Elderly in Africa’s Governance

Africa continues to be bedevilled by a myriad of governance issues emanating from poor leadership across most parts of the continent. From the people at the […]
July 1, 2015

Africa Rising: Let’s not mistake hype for reality and hopes for achievement

        Tatenda Chinondidyachii Mashanda Is a Politics and International Affairs student at Wake Forest University. He can be reached at or twitter […]
April 23, 2015

The dilemma of an African immigrant

Trust Matsilele is a political analyst and campaign strategist with over seven years’ experience. He has consulted for political parties in Senegal, Zimbabwe and Malawi on […]