The latest in line in Zimbabwe’s pursuit of State repression of protest is Zimbabwe Police claims planned protests are a conspiracy to topple Mnangagwa.
Beyond surface level dictatorship and repression, clientelism is a major reason why African States are unstable. Term limits are an urgency in this context.
Tulsi Gabbard’s run for Presidency is inscribed in America’s search for a female president underpinned by openness to gender equality.
Renewed aspirations for democracy in Africa could more effectively be promoted by a joint leadership of free African States than by external conditionality. Africa’s salvation must come from within Africa.
The coup attempt in Gabon was the result of authoritarian-overstretch as frustrations increase against the Bongo dynasty and the coup failed due to lack of widespread support.
When all is said and done, a concerted effort by the African Union can have some real impact. Cooperation towards international isolation, the freezing of assets, travel bans and embargos may be the only way forward.
33 years. That is how long Hun Sen been in power. Longevity in power is not unique to Africa. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen’s longevity in power, enforced dictatorially, is a case in point.
Currently, Trump is on the low-side of public opinion. As a result, the Democratic Party might effectively make a comeback in the House of Congress.
In his speech on Monday, Mnangagwa urged the nation to move ahead and put the election period behind. If this means not punishing military excesses during the recent PEV then Mnangagwa a democrat will continue to be doubtful.
Reports say that Omar El-Bashir of Sudan intends to modify the constitution of Sudan to run for a third term in 2020. Wanted by the ICC, presidential immunity may serve Bashir well.