Faith Abiodun makes an assessment of the reasons that drive political apathy in young aspiring leaders. But more importantly, he takes a deep dive into how to change the status quo through mainstreaming civic education and credible sharing of on-the-job experiences with young people.
We enable young Africans to immerse themselves in extensive study of Africa’s people’s, politics and economies, as well as the various challenges and opportunities for advancement on the continent.
Of all the interesting incidents that accompany elections, there is always the emergence of new players into the political spectrum. However, most citizens tend to treat unfamiliar faces in politics with a very healthy dose of skepticism. Why so?
Hardly ever, even in the face of extreme crisis, has an African president called out another president, purportedly to maintain respect for sovereignty or to avoid the semblance of hypocrisy. But Botswana’s 18-day old President Mokgweetsi Masisi bucked the trend by calling out Joseph Kabila of DRC.
Nteranya Arnold Sanginga argues that some leaders in the past have taken advantage of their roles for personal gains in many African nations. Why is it that some African leaders have been inclined towards pseudo-service and how do we stop them going forward? Are youth leaders the answer?
Faith Abiodun makes a case that in the end, he will not be remembered much for any of his policies or his Radical Economic Transformation agenda; it will be the scandals, as numerous as the alphabets in his middle name – Gedleyihlekisa – that will colour Jacob Zuma’s legacy.
Faith Abiodun argues that until the day comes when we are truly independent of foreign interests, it appears that we will remain nothing more than a pawn in a global game of chess. We need to look inwards and think deeply. Is it time to re-assess Africa’s relationship with China?
Nteranya Arnold Sanginga asks the big question. Some countries in Africa have witnessed attempted coups some of which have failed miserably while others have succeeded and changed the entire trajectory of nations. Is it the case that coups are the final solution for life presidents?
Faith Abiodun discusses Uganda’s Age Limit Bill that sent Parliamentary Legislators brawling in one of the nations most important buildings–the parliament. What is important, however, is the fact that the results of that chaos gave the President the opportunity to rule for life.
Faith Abiodun explores the importance of George Weah in his role as President of the Republic. His election, despite his inexperience, proves a few key aspects about leaders and elections: credentials matter, politics is still a dirty game and citizens still vote with their hearts.
Nteranya Arnold Sanginga discusses the case of slavery in Libya. It has been the focus of attention after the recent exposure of the massive slave trade of predominantly black African men. These men were being sold for roughly $400 and experienced severe maltreatment.
Faith Abiodun argues that educated, empowered citizens who have the luxury of choosing their level of political involvement are the albatross of our continent. He asserts that no single individual will change the fortunes of a country; it takes the power of a collective to destroy or build a nation.
When Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari announced through his spokesman in June 2016 that he would be undertaking a 10-day trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to treat an ear infection, the uproar was unbelievable. He was widely derided by many who accused him of perpetuating the same medical...