Monthly Archives: April 2011

Walk to Work: uniqueness of Ugandan protests for democratic change

Original solutions to particular contexts or problems, that’s what works. It’s already a few months that Ben Ali of Tunisia has been expelled from power by public apathy through an unprecedented social uprising. Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is after his removal from power in February 2011 still tangled with the Egyptian judiciary system over criminal charges against protesters and other offenses.  And the Libyan leader Kaddafi’s ultimate end is not clear yet with his ongoing battle against a rebel coalition backed by NATO. Continue reading

Ivory Coast: a difficult but possible future after Gbagbo

On Monday April 18th, 2011 I was a guest speaker of Press TV at a discussion panel on the situation in Ivory Coast after the capture of Laurent Gbagbo with the help of French and UN forces. Other panellists included Ayo Johnson from Viewpoint Africa and Prof. Okey Ojekewe from the Center for Sustainable Governance. The presenter and producer of the programme – Africa Today, was Henry Bonzu. Continue reading

Why the West wants the fall of Gaddafi?

Note: US President Obama has frozen more than $30 Billion of Libyan funds earmarked for African Projects. The Obama Administration is giving $25 million to the rebels for a Regime Change agenda in Libya, which US and EU have vowed to accomplish.  France, UK and Italy have sent military experts to strengthen the rebels. Obama had approved a covert CIA actions before the bombing of Libya began in mid March.

Analysis by Jean-Paul PougalaAfricans should think about the real reasons why western countries are waging war on Libya, writes Jean-Paul Pougala, in an analysis that traces the country’s role in shaping the African Union and the development of the continent. Continue reading

Gambia rejects Alassane Ouattara as president of Ivory Coast

The Gambia said on Saturday that it does not recognize Alassane Ouattara as president of Cote d’Ivoire after the arrest of his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo, with the help of the UN and French forces.

“The Gambian government will not recognize any president, President Ouattara included, nor African government that has been imposed by forces outside the African continent, no matter the reason,” says the statement. Continue reading

The President’s Wives Club: First, Simone Gbagbo and now Janet K. Museveni.

It is sometimes rightly stated that behind each successful man there is an influential or strong woman. Though, in order to continue in the same line of argument, one needs here to consider the fact that becoming a dictator cannot be regarded as a success story but rather a disaster  because of what the position implies particularly for those who end up as victims. Continue reading