The rejection of the bill on its merits means that Gambians will not get to see this version of the 2020 draft constitution in a future referendum.
Besides the misalignment of its resources, design, equipment and its additional roles, the military has also been hobbled by misappropriation of funds.
In spite of a massive military effort the war against al-Shabaab has been effectively stalemated since 2016.
For all of the shortcomings of Nyerere’s regime, his ideas continue to inspire Tanzanians fighting for a more equal and democratic future, over 20 years after his death.
Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
Kabuga's arrest marks the beginning of a long legal process in which the prosecution faces numerous challenges.
Between 1992 and 1994, the former regime is said to have imported 581 tonnes of machetes into Rwanda. This figure appears to establish that the genocide was planned. But is this number accurate?
Beyond the struggle for land and water, new triggers of conflict between farmers and herders have emerged in northern Nigeria.
Social media reach is greatest among younger voters, who have integrated online platforms more closely into their personal lives.
There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.
Citizens have been denied their right to elect officials at the grassroots and this has allowed the central government to maintain rigid control of the country's regions.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
Far from the myth of the omnipotent father of the nation, big man or dictator, the Kenyan presidential system was built on divisions and uncertainty.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
The gap between the continent’s most democratic and authoritarian regions is likely to continue to grow.
Kwame Nkrumah and Ali Mazrui associated nuclear weapons with imperialism and racism, but proposed different approaches to address the problem they present.
The death of Al-Shabaab’s leader triggered deadlier suicide bombings as the group desperately tried to demonstrate its resilience.
More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.
Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.