Root causes of political instability in Africa

In Africa, as in every region, it is the quality and characteristics of governance that shape the level of peace and stability and the prospects for economic development.

There is no more critical variable than governance, for it is governance that determines whether there are durable links between the State and the society it purports to govern.

The nature of governance is central because it determines whether the exercise of authority is viewed as legitimate. Legitimate authority, in turn, is based on accepted laws and norms rather than the arbitrary, unconstrained power of the rulers.


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Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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