democracy

 
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
On December 10 1948, the United Nations general assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming the view that “the will of...
Our heritage is a successful civil society
Our heritage is a successful civil society
Let’s imagine that aliens visited South Africa in late 1993, abducted a South African and then returned him or her home 25 years later.
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
In August, Ugandan musician turned independent politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, went to campaign on behalf of Kassiano Wadri, another independent...
The migrant and the enemy within
The migrant and the enemy within
In 1978, the song Factory, on Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town album, offered a lament for the working...
Words have the power to effect change
Words have the power to effect change
Most of us have heard the school-ground taunt: sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Raising the public voice
Raising the public voice
It is often thought that members of the public don’t have a voice; that the opinions and ideals of those who live in South Africa do not...
100 Years of the Mandela effect
100 Years of the Mandela effect
A critical thinking forum unpacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy took place at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, in...
When will Google defend democracy?
When will Google defend democracy?
As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the US, Google’s power to influence undecided...
Educate for democracy in Africa
Educate for democracy in Africa
Throughout history, humans told stories to make sense of and give meaning to who they are and what they might become. Africa has always been a...
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
The United Republic of Tanzania has just turned...
Rwanda can’t achieve reconciliation without fixing its democracy
Rwanda can’t achieve reconciliation without fixing its democracy
This month Rwanda marks 24 years since the genocide that left almost...
African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think
African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think
Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever...

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