Regional Perspectives

AU Heads of State urged to mainstream climate change in their efforts to curb ‘forced migration’ in the continent

Heads of state from across the African continent will be meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 32nd Summit of Heads of States of the AU on 10th and 11th…

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Are elections in Africa only free and fair when the opposition win?

This is a question I found myself asking after Zimbabwe’s opposition – MDC Alliance vowed to challenge the resulst of the July 30 elections in court after the Zimbabwe Electoral…

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Why a section of Kenyans do not support CS Amina Abdallah for top AU job

African heads of state are expected to congregate in Adis Ababa from 30th to 31st of January for the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State. Among…

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The AU passport, are we getting closer to African integration?

At the beginning of this week, a momentous development happened at the AU Heads of State summit in Kigali, Rwanda; the first ever copies of the African Union passports were…

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Regional Perspectives: Why Kenyans are keenly following the Ugandan polls #UgandaDecides

In under a week from today (Monday) Uganda goes to the polls to decide whether incumbent president Yoweri Kagutta Museveni who has been in power for over three decades will…

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REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES: Kenyans protest against violence in Burundi – #WhiteFriday4Burundi

Even as the AU announced that it will not allow “another genocide” with strong indications that a peace keeping force will be sent to quell the violence in Burundi, Kenyans…

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REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES: Why the Burundi crisis is an opportunity for AU and the UN to redeem themselves

On Saturday morning, the world woke up to news of fresh violence in Burundi that left 87 people dead, most of them shot at close range – some with their…

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Regional perspectives: Music and the liberation movement in Africa #ManAroundJoburg

Have you ever wondered what role music has to play in the struggle for the democratization of Africa or any given society for that matter? On my recent trip to…

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Kenya at 50 – Lessons from Nelson Mandela

This week Africa and indeed the whole world is celebrating the life and times of one of the greatest men that ever walked the surface of the earth – Nelson…

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Lessons from Zimbabwe

The biggest and probably the most comical news this week was that of the state of affairs at Zimbabwe’s Treasury where their finance minister told the world that Zimbabwe only…

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