Tagged as: politics

Why is Somalia taking so long to hold its elections?

Somalis should have elected a new parliament and president by now. Parliament’s term expired in December 2020 and the president’s in February 2021. But to the people’s frustration, elections have not followed. To understand why, let’s try to make sense of the complex Somali political situation. A Background of Violence Until

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Two Men Arrested For Flogging Of An Effigy Of Uganda’s President: What Does This Reveal About Ugandan Politics?

Introduction – What Happened?    On Monday (15/2/21) Ugandan police arrested two men who had flogged an effigy of President Yoweri Museveni on a busy road in Kampala. An effigy is a sculpture or model of a person.    The two men who were arrested are called Luta Ferdinand Male

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The African Union Passport

WHAT IS THE AFRICAN UNION PASSPORT? The African Union declared the intention of releasing a passport that would be available to all African citizens at its 27th summit in 2016. This passport would allow free movement of people throughout Africa, meaning that there would be no need to apply for

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The Controversy of Emperor Haile Selassie’s Statue

A seven-year debate surrounding the legacy of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie, has been put to rest; a commemorative statue has been erected outside the headquarters of the African Union (AU). Selassie has been the subject of contention since fellow Pan-Africanist, Kwame Nkrumah, had a monument dedicated to him in

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