By Dr. Japhet M. Zwana The next elections in Zimbabwe (slated for 2013) will be held under a new constitution which, ideally, should usher in a new season of democratic governance. Supposedly, the new constitution will guarantee human, civil, political, and media rights, as well as strengthen Parliament and curtail Presidential power. But the new […]

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April 14th, 2012

We know what happens when the democratic path is forsaken for short term gains. In Senegal, a sitting President tried to renege on a constitution that he himself had written. When he was in the opposition, he saw the dangers of unlimited time in political office and decided that Presidential terms need to be capped. […]

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