It’s Time African Union Turned its Attention to Something Worthwhile

African Union have been meeting for the first time since the death of its former leader and financial backer in chief, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi last October. The issue of future funding for the organisation may yet be on the agenda even though the proceedings have been dominated by leadership elections. Whatever is on the agenda, it is unlikely many Africans, let alone … [Read more...]

Africa: Adapt or be Prepared for More Unrest

On 11th January last year I posted on this site an article entitled: "Events in South Sudan and Cote d'Ivoire will not define African Democracy". In the article I argued that the outcome of the South Sudan secession and the outcome of the then election stalemate in Cote d’Ivoire would not define African democracy, I argued that Africans would. I emphasised that it was time the … [Read more...]

Oil is Better than Chocolate: A Lesson from Libya and Cote d’Ivoire Crises

The United State of America, United Kingdom, European Union (EU), United Nations (UN) and International Criminal Court (ICC) have all been on the forefront searching for 'solutions' and calling for resignation of Colonel Muamer Gaddafi following his crushing of Libyan protesters who are calling for an end to Gaddafi's 42 years of tyrannical rule. The international response … [Read more...]

Events in South Sudan and Cote d’Ivoire will not Define African Democracy

Portrait source: Google images

In the last month or so, my beloved continent, Africa, a place many archeologists and historians believe is the cradle of humankind has been engulfed in political mêlée: from the election impasse in Cote d'Ivioire, the South Sudan referendum, the protests in Tunisia and Algeria to opposition demonstrations in Tanzania. Like Mozambique in the later part of 2010 where people … [Read more...]