According to Robert Dahl, noted political theorist, legitimate elections are one of the seven pillars of a functioning democracy. In order to be deemed a democratic country, a state must satisfy the requirement of having free, fair, and frequent election.
If there is one week I would want to forget quickly it is this. A single tragedy turned what could have been an ordinary week into one that left me in shock, sadness and nostalgia. The sudden death of ODM legislator Otieno Kajwang’ at the prime of his political career stunned me.
Following the recent killings of innocent citizens, the security situation in the north of the province was the main item for the press conference held by Governor Julien Paluku on November 12th in Goma, North Kivu.
The Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Cooperation and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, arrived in Goma on Tuesday November 11th at the head of an important delegation on a 24 hour working visit of North Kivu.
Kenya’s Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga must be feeling the heat. The man who is known for destroying parties from within is today faced with an internal crisis in his own opposition party that is endangering his political future.
I took this photo of the Zimbabwean bearer cheques, on a coffee table, in my home, March 2013, as part of the cover suggestions for my book of essays entitled, Zimbabwe: The Blame Game, Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon, 2013.
The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Martin Kobler stated that the fight against Ugandan ADF rebels active in eastern DRC had become “an absolute priority for MONUSCO.”
The Palestinian Territories, consisting of the Gaza Strip along the Mediterranean coast and the West Bank covering the hills between the coastal plain east to the Jordan River and Dead Sea (Palestine), contain several important natural and agricultural resources.