Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism – Looking Beyond Mugabe

Remarkably, the author explains that until the early 1990s, “only urban residents who were property-owners (and who likewise tended to be male) could vote in [Zimbabwe’s] local elections”

Political Bribes, Bishops And Prostitutes’ Money, Plus Other Wages Of Sin In Africa

Speaking about what promises to be a hotly election next year, President Mwai Kibaki recently advised Kenyans to “eat politicians’ money if it is offered”, but to vote with their heads. Last year Uganda’s opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye made the same argument during the campaigns for the presidential elections early in the year. And, indeed, African voters have shown …