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.

April 27, 2016


French Togoland got independence and became Togo in 1960. The first Togo President, Sylvanus Olympio was assassinated in January 1993 in the streets of Lomé.  Nicolas Grunitzky was the second president of Togo. He was […]
April 26, 2016

Sierra Leone Independence day: Surviving Ebola

As Sierra Leone celebrates 55 years of  Independence, we look back at the 2014 Ebola outbreak and progress made.  4,051–5,115 persons are confirmed to have survived […]
April 22, 2016


Type of Government:  Republic Head of State:               Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (since 1979) Election Day:              24 April 2016 Opposition Candidates[1]:   •       Bonaventura Monsuy Asumu of […]
April 12, 2016

Darfur Referendum

Darfur’s three day referendum is underway (11-13 April) to determine whether the area should remain separated into five states or reunite into one region. President Omar […]