Free speech is the right to express oneself without censorship. It is also the end of repression and the beginning of expression.
Zimbabwean activist doctor unable to recall details of his disappearance
Prominent doctor and activist Peter Magombeyi leader of Zimbabwe doctors’ strike was abducted and tortured but can’t recall details of his disappearance.
Another spate of xenophobic violence in South Africa
September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
16 August 2019 Zimbabwe Protests, State Repression and the Urgency of Political Reforms
Repression of 16 August 2019 Zimbabwe protests places the Southern African nation more on the path of instability. Zimbabwe needs urgent political reforms.
Zimbabwe National Dialogue? Mnangagwa peace call in view of protests
Protests are a democratic right but tensions building to protests slated for August 16 make a Zimbabwe national dialogue a way forward in Zimbabwe.
How Myanmar’s Internet Shutdown Risked Lives
The Myanmar government should immediately lift internet restrictions imposed on nine townships in Rakhine and Chin States, Human Rights Watch said today.
The African Union and the Struggle for Democracy in Africa
The AU hopes that an African-run system for observing and assessing democratic elections in the continent will help bring a democratic peace that can enable development in the continent.
Chimpanzee Democracy: Legitimacy And Collective Decision-Making
A male chimpanzee can only win the right to be leader of his community if he gains popular support. If chimps can be this organized, what is to be said of humans? Are we doing any better?
Honey Bees Practice Democracy. What We Can Learn From Them?
Democracy is not unique to human societies. Democratic practices are tightly woven into the very fabric of nature and guide the behavior of several animal species including the humble honeybee.
What is the Way Out of the Endless Gerrymandering Debate?
A working redistricting process attempts to redress a problem identified by the Founding Fathers: How to account for population changes over time.