Monthly Archives: March 2015

The politics of consensus

Decision making and governance in traditional African life was as a rule based on consensus. Consensus was the order of the day. It was important to cultivate sufficient agreement among conflicting interest by listening, accommodating different views and then reaching … Continue reading

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Modern African history in 5 minutes

The modern African state is a product of Europe, not of Africa. The borders were drawn by the colonial powers. Often they separated what belonged together and unified what should have been apart. The way modern Africa was divided, made the … Continue reading

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