He led an African nation to its independence. He declared as he was assuming leadership of this new nation that he would “leave no stone unturned” to ensure that other African nations around him also attained their independence from colonial rule. His name? Kenneth David Kaunda, first president of Zambia. This southern African nation was […]

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January 19th, 2016

In the past few years, Africa has witnessed tremendous strides toward democratic dispensations and good governance. We have seen incumbent presidents lose free and fair elections and concede defeat. In Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, the incumbent conceded to Mohamed Buhari, the winner, and was proud to “have kept my word” that the elections there would be […]

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December 6th, 2013

I feel empty today with Nelson Mandela gone from us. All of us as human beings experience a time or actually several times when we know that a relative or friend is about to leave us but that when it actually happens, the pain is hard. I never knew Mandela personally but when this news […]

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August 19th, 2013

So much for the talk of Africa headed in a democratic direction. We have just witnessed open theft of an election in Zimbabwe when it was clear from the beginning that President Robert Mugabe intended to rig the polls in his favor. Ever since he was forced into a coalition government with the opposition Movement […]

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Nelson Mandela was in the news recently, again. He is out of hospital, again, and for the third time since last December, giving the international community a scare. At his age, we should all be concerned; we don’t want to be without this simply good and strong man, who ushered in freedom for a part […]

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April 12th, 2013

  Zimbabweans recently voted to approve a new constitution for the country and it passed by a wide margin, 93% to be exact. And it was clear why Zimbabweans approved it in such overwhelming numbers. It is a vast improvement from the current constitution, once called a ‘forest of words’ by one of the politicians […]

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April 5th, 2011

When Gbagbo meets his maker (and he is lucky that it will not be the International Criminal Court), what will be his answer when he is asked: “What were you thinking?”

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March 10th, 2011

All of Botswana’s successes are the result of a country that has enjoyed full and uninterrupted freedom and democracy since its independence.

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I honestly know of no other way of running a country except through institutions that have the people’s blessings.

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We know that Zimbabweans living abroad also harbor a fierce loyalty to their mother country and would do anything to ensure its peace and prosperity.

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