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.

February 6, 2017

Press Statement by Mmusi Maimane, Chairperson of the Southern African Platform for Democratic Change

03 February 2017 Release: Immediate The Southern African Platform for Democratic Change (SAPDC) mourns the death of veteran Opposition Leader, Étienne Tshisekedi (84), who led the […]
December 14, 2016

The vote for change in Ghana’s election 2016: a popular verdict on the economy

Addressing some Ghanaians on February 4, 2016 in the Eastern Region of Ghana, the incumbent President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama told the people:  “… cannot have […]
December 11, 2016

Day 16: Facts on Violence Against Women In South Africa

As we conclude our photo series on 16 Days Against Activism against gender based violence we look at some alarming facts on violence against women & […]
December 9, 2016

Day 15:Harassment

From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day) a 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based […]