POLITICS

Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits
Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits 926 609 theplatformke

By Cheryl Hendricks Executive director, Africa Institute of South Africa, Human Sciences Research Council And Gabriel Ngah Kiven PhD candidate in Political Studies at the Department of Politics and International…

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Zimbabwe: a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation
Zimbabwe: a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation 926 634 theplatformke

By David B. Moore Professor of Development Studies and Visiting Researcher, Institute of Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s inauguration as Zimbabwe’s second president and commander-in-chief…

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Why elections don’t always equal democracy: the case of Kenya
Why elections don’t always equal democracy: the case of Kenya 1024 576 theplatformke

By Barbara Yoxon Associate Lecturer in Politics, University of York Kenyan opposition supporter is confronted by policy during clashes in Nairobi. Kenya’s transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was…

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African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think
African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think 1024 681 theplatformke

By Nic Cheeseman Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic…

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CONFLATED MANDATE? WHY PARLIAMENTARY REPORT ON CONTAMINATED SUGAR FAILED THE TEST OF OVERSIGHT
CONFLATED MANDATE? WHY PARLIAMENTARY REPORT ON CONTAMINATED SUGAR FAILED THE TEST OF OVERSIGHT 1024 768 theplatformke

By STEVE OGOLLA Introduction This article is not concerned with the partisan and parochial posturing that saw the Report of the Inquiry into Alleged Importation of Illegal and Contaminated Sugar…

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