US Election and prospect of democratic dictatorship

By Uchenna Ekwo When President Barack Obama told his audience in Ghana during his first visit to Africa as president in 2009 that the continent needed “strong institutions and not strong men” – a veiled reference to the pervasive dictatorship in Africa – little did he know that 7 years…

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The Media and People’s Power

Again, the influence of the new media in giving citizens a voice in the decision about who governs them was on display during the attempted coup against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. The coup plotters in Turkey resorted to the traditional playbook of military takeover of power…

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Africa’s ICC Dilemma: A choice of sovereignty or surrender

International Criminal Court’s apparent fixation towards Africa amid clear evidence of pervasive misrule and poverty in the continent, the region remains conflicted over the appropriate response to what analysts describe as ICC’s bias to leaders from Africa. ICC relationship with Africa since its establishment in 2002 raises issues about sovereignty…

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