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 6, 2016

#AfricanHistory: Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland, a landlocked country between South Africa and Mozambique, is the last absolute  monarchy in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] Swaziland can be considered a fairly […]
August 26, 2016

Gabon Election Overview

On 27 August, Gabon will hold a presidential election to determine their leader for the next seven years. About 628, 000 registered voters[1] will be able to choose […]
August 17, 2016

GetToKnow: Gabon

Located on the west coast of Africa, Gabon is one of the region’s politically stable countries.[1] Since gaining independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had […]
August 16, 2016

#AfricanHistory: Congo

The Republic of the Congo is a central African country along the Atlantic Ocean, also informally called “Congo-Brazzaville”. Pygmies were the first inhabitants of the region.[1] […]