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  Written by: Meshack Masibo “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants” – Thomas Jefferson The saying goes that the bigger they are the harder they fall. Several months ago when Sudanese protesters hit the street of Khartoum with fierce and unrelenting demonstrations it …

  Written by: Meshack Masibo Zimbabwe’s anti-government protest strike have been ongoing in the past month in Zimbabwe leaving the streets of Harare deserted. This came after Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a sharp increase in fuel prices in a measure set to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst petrol shortage in a decade.In …

Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has recently described his ministers as selfish people who do not put the interest of the country first. While addressing investors during the country’s sixth Presidential Investors Roundtable in Entebbe, Mr Museveni said although his ministers get free consultancies during such meetings they only think about …

Written by: Danson dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke When France was facing it’s second and final round in its presidential election. The winner wasto have the daunting task of reviewing policy on Africa especially because the former colonies still play a significant role in French national life. France’s presidential candidates knew all too well aware of the importance that …

  Written by: Meshack Masibo It is said that former president MwaiKibaki was not a great democrat, despite the fact that his years as president saw the most liberal times in Kenyan Media. Some argue that he used freedom as a means of control. If people are free to speak as they want, your Cabinet …

Central African president Faustin-Archange Touadera (L) signs a peace deal next to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum on February 05, 2019. – The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups on February 05 inked a new peace accord seeking to end years-long fighting that has left thousands of people dead. The …

8 years ago the world was treated to the Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy uprisings that enveloped several largely Muslim countries, including Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Bahrain. The events in these nations generally began in the spring of 2011, which led to the name. However, the political and social impact of these …

  Written by: Meshack Masibo Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his re-election was “free and fair”, after his beaten rival denounced the results as a “sham” and promised a legal challenge that could dominate politics for weeks. The 76-year-old one-time military ruler’s victory was confirmed late on Tuesday, after rescheduled polling blamed on …