Politics

The protest culture: Why is the African continent facing this crisis?

The year 2020 has always carried a mark of augury. Every number or year seems to have its own meaning anyway. But it only throws the accuracy of numerology into further doubt or as a mere wishful thinking (that’s...

Election more about the opposition than the people | #54degreesAcrossAfrica

According to Joseph Siegle and Candace Cook in an article titled "Assessing Africa's 2020 Elections" published on January 28, 2020 and updated on August 13, 2020), African elections in 2020 will be a test against efforts to erode presidential term limits and...

#FreeHopewellNow: Freedom of expression in Africa, a myth or fact? | #54degreesAcrossAfrica

The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. The state of not being subject to or affected by (something undesirable). A special privilege or right of access, especially that of full citizenship of a city granted to a public figure as an honour. - Freedom The action of making...

Let’s look at all the #EndSARS discourses and rid ourselves of regressive ideas

by Shona Olalere You will agree that the last weeks have been a turn of events in Nigeria and across Africa, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. And, considering that some inconsistencies would negatively affect all efforts...

#UGDecides2021: Bobi Wine’s office raid raises questions about security agencies in Africa

On October 14, Bobi Wine tweeted about his party head office being raided by the military and police. https://twitter.com/HEBobiwine/status/1316325765563154432?s=20 Let's start with Bobi Wine is Bobi Wine is the presidential candidate who is an opposition to the incumbent President Yoweri...

#ShutItAllDown: Namibian women are tired of being victims of sexual and gender violence

Young people have been marching in #Namibia against rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence, after police found a body believed to be of a woman who went missing in April. This is a case of justice crying out. Man's...

#ENDSARS: Nigerians are not alone, their African counterparts are showing support

#ENDSARS is trending with over a million tweets on social media platforms and a lot of people have taken to the streets and social media to lead protests. Led by artists, the creatives, influencers, comedians, actors, the Nigerians...

#WomenInPolitics: Is Africa getting it right yet?

Triggered? Or don't you feel like there should be more women in politics? More women desire to be in politics but except there is a level playing ground, it is going to be difficult to have women play important roles. Notwithstanding,...

#54DegreesAcrossAfrica: Here’s what we know about Victoire Tomegah Dogbé, Togo’s new Prime Minister

Victoire Tomegah Dogbe, 60, has on Monday, September 28, been named the new Prime Minister of Togo by President Faure Gnassingbe. Victoire replaces Komi Selom Klassou, who resigned on Friday. Togo has been due for a political reshuffle since Gnassingbe...

#54DegreesAcrossAfrica: Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta seized by Soldiers

Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta has been arrested by mutinying soldiers. Prime Minister Boubou Cissé has also been arrested, despite earlier appeals for "brotherly dialogue". It appears to be a coup attempt in the West African nation. The mutiny has been condemned...
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