December 5, 2019

As Goebbels stated: ‘If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It...

December 3, 2019

“I condemn this coup against the Bolivian people,” reads a November 10 tweet by Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour Party leader wasn’t alone in expressing this sentiment. Bernie Sanders, a US Senator and candidate for the presidency, tweeted “I am very concerned about what appe...

September 30, 2018

Following the announcement of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the 2018 election, there is very little indication Zimbabwe is becoming a more democratic and fair nation. Indeed, the allegations of fraud in the election by both the opposition and international monitors s...

March 16, 2016

Photograph: Flickr, xiamenpx

This is just the beginning of the road… there is a lot more to be done before our people will feel secure enough to celebrate –  Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD)  following the party’s landslide victory at...

December 23, 2015

Photograph: Flickr / Rod Waddington 

 

Democracy in Eastern Africa has had a difficult year. In 2015, presidents Paul Kagame, Pierre Nkurunziza, and Yoweri Museveni each attempted to lengthen or abolish their term limits as Presidents of Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda respec...

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