Leaders of the Rwandan political party Ishema were on Wednesday 23/11 on their way back home, but instead found themselves blocked in transit at Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya. Rwandan authorities demanded Kenya Airways not to allow them onboard on the flight they were meant to take from Nairobi to Kigali.
A new travel book by Noo Saro-Wiwa “Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria – a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there,Continue reading “Looking for Transwonderland”
Something must be seriously wrong with some African leaders, particularly when they are approaching the end of their second term in power. Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal, 85, made me raise such issue. Professor Horace Campbell explains Wade political hypocrisy in an article published on Pambazuka News site. “At the 2007 conference of the AfricanContinue reading “Call to shame Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese president”
This sounds like a predicament and of course it is. Ingabire, leader of FDU-Inkingi, a Rwandan opposition party, was imprisoned on October 14th, 2010. It was only two months after Kagame, the Rwandan president, had re-elected himself with more than 93% for another seven years. Let’s not forget that since July 1994 he had alreadyContinue reading “Victoire Ingabire spends another Christmas in Paul Kagame’s prison”
The purpose of political leadership or otherwise is to guide, provide solutions to problems, represent others, work with others and find broader common grounds that will improve people lives in general. In the case of failure of a leader in performing any of these roles, there should be institutional frameworks to stop the person fromContinue reading “The Accountability of Leadership in relation to Term of Presidency”