Tag Archives: Governance

October 20 – Gadhafi Killed

As news of Ghadafi’s death trickles in, the man’s legacy as an eccentric, brutal and narcissistic dictator will finally end and be left for the history books.  Since the uprising earlier this year, many have tried to understand what his fall would … Continue reading

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Eritrea: Fighting Words of Peace

Interesting interview in Egypt’s Al Ahram Weekly with Eritrea’s president Isaias Afewerki.  On the heels of the Arab Spring, the President of Eritrea shares his views on the source of instability and uprisings in the region, as well as the impending … Continue reading

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While You Were Away, Djibouti Had Elections

As the world watched events in Libya, Ivory Coast and Nigeria unfold this past weekend, Djibouti quietly held presidential elections on Friday without much international attention or coverage. And it had all the drama you could think of, making it … Continue reading

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The Glamorous Gaddafi, Africa’s Gangsta Fashionista

There’s just so much to say when it comes to Colonel Muamar Gaddafi’s style of dress.  Where do you begin? Is it fashion? Is it flair?  Or is it some type of desperado-meets-dictator faux pas? Just as his agenda in the Middle … Continue reading

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If Libya’s Gadhafi Goes – What’s Next for Africa?

As events continue to unfold in Libya, questions are quickly arising about what Gadhafi’s departure will mean for Sub Saharan Africa.  During the course of his forty-one (41!) year rule, Gadhafi has gone out of his way to redefine his … Continue reading

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The Power of Twitter in Africa: Sudan, Ivory Coast, Tunisia & Nigeria

“The Revolution Will be Tweeted.” – One of today’s tweets after what’s been a very busy week in Africa. #Sudan #Nigeria #Ivory Coast #Tunisia The power of Twitter is simply amazing when you look at what’s happened this week in … Continue reading

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Sudan’s Struggles: Lessons for Africa?

Just ahead of Sudan’s historic referendum, Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim, founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, issued an op-ed, “Sudan Is  A Warning to All of Africa“.   From Egypt, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Ivory Coast, to Ethiopia, … Continue reading

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