Countering military coups in Africa

Several African countries are burdened by low social and economic development levels, suppression of opposition, human rights abuses, poverty, and poor social service delivery.

Poor governance is the main causative factor of the continent’s underdevelopment and subsequently military coups. Putschists have exploited these democratic deficits to assume the status of saviour and seize power.

However, it must be noted that coup d’états are not a panacea to the inability of democracy to deliver public goods and security to the people but are the very antithesis of a democratic culture.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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