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Congo: ‘The Bloodstained Monument of Tutelage’, By Owei Lakemfa

“In those days, When civilization kicked us in the face, When holy water slapped our cringing brows, The vultures built in the shadow of their talons, The bloodstained monument of tutelage.” - From the poem, "The Vultures", By David Diop (1927-1960) Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of…
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Bleak Horizon for Democracy in Africa, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One clear indication of this process of the current reality of elections without democracy is the persistence and growth of the abuse of the powers of incumbency to perpetuate personal dictatorships parading as democracy. So many of our rulers in Africa are back to the African tradition of presidents for…
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