This is the cardinal rule of African politics (per most African politicians): An incumbent does not lose an election! Unless: The incumbent is a normal human being i.e. to say, s/he concedes defeat (like a Goodluck Jonathan or a John Dramani Mahama) and vacates office. As a normal human being, the incumbent is not power… Read More A Classic case of failed despotism
A deep silence has settled no jubilant cheering crowds no smiled greetings from vendors at traffic lights/on the streets/in the shops just a stunned disbelieving quietness just deep, tired lines etched on the kind , caring faces around me today…….. and we turn into tomorrow knowing that we are still here just where we are… Read More Stepping with grace over stony ground
Is Africa changing? Is the politics changing? Are the people changing and are their demands for democracy and good governance becoming more solid? Are we finally claiming our space as the cradle of mankind and the beginnings of all civilisation? For years African citizens have suffered grave governance deficits at the hands of octogenarians who… Read More Who is next?