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The opposition in East Africa

From Kenya to Tanzania, the opposition seems to monopolize the news. In Tanzania, the opposition claims that its members are…

Doom for opposition?

This article is worried about the fact that opposition parties fail to defeat incumbents. http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Opposition-parties-struggle-to-gain-political-power/2558-4063760-15skq6/index.html It is a legitimate concern…

Congo-Kinshasa: violence escalates

After deadly protests, in which, allegedly, 100 people were killed, the headquarters of three opposition parties were torched (http://allafrica.com/stories/201609210386.html). President…

Zimbabwe’s Norton by Election: A Litmus Test for Democratic Transition?

by Steven Machaya The decision by the main body of the War Veterans association to endorse and support Temba Mliswa…

Will the real Opposition emerge under Magufuli’s repressive CCM?

by Zitto Kabwe When President Magufuli was addressing a political rally in Manyoni Township, Singida region on the 29th July…

Can Magufuli control his state apparatuses?

“There is no such thing as a purely repressive apparatus” – Louis Althusser I am scared. What my President said…

South Africa: opposition hopes to defeat ANC in municipal elections

The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, hopes to defeat the ruling party in the municipal elections which will…

The coalition imperative

Steven Machaya argues in this article that a coalition of opposition forces could bring ZANU’s rule to an nd and…

Uganda: opposition leader charged with treason

In Uganda, just like in Congo-Kinshasa, being a leader of the opposition is a relatively risky job as one is…

Congo-Kinshasa: police disperses opposition supporters

While an opposition leader was facing a hearing for his alleged involvement in plotting a coup, opposition supporters gathered in…

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