Global Issues

It's been very difficult to pin down what political scientists, who favor the term, mean when they talk about patrimonialism or neopatrimonialism. Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on a visit to Benin in October 2018. Image via office of the President of Benin via [...]
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Indigenous languages and language preferences in Ghana. Not just restricted to Ghana. It is a continental problem. Accra, Ghana 2006. Image credit Jonathan Ernst via World Bank Flickr (CC). A few weeks ago, I asked my [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019 9:35:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The legacy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission twenty-one years later. Desmond Tutu in 1985. He would later become TRC Chairperson after Apartheid. Image credit Yutaka Nagata via UN Photo Flickr (CC). In the mid-1990s, [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Omoyele Sowore was the presidential hope of Nigeria's most active leftist groups. He fared abysmally. So, what next for progressive electoral politics in Nigeria? Image Credit Omoyele Sowore via Twitter. Omoyele Sowore, the farthest left [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

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