Browsing Archive: March, 2016

Dear America: Africa is Watching Your Presidential Race and We Don't Like What We See

Posted by Jeneba Project on Monday, March 21, 2016, In : Articles 

The U.S. Presidential Election matters to Africa because, whether we like it or not, when America sneezes the continent catches a cold.  America loves to sneeze on the theater of global politics, which is why Africa prays it doesn’t allow itself to acquire a communicable disease.  When young African democracies seek political inspiration, they look to America not because they condone everything this nation does, but because on a good day, America inspires the world with truth...

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Posted by Jeneba Project on Sunday, March 13, 2016, In : Pictures 
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A Banana Democracy Begets A Banana Republic: Sierra Leone Parliament Should Make the Abortion Bill Law

Posted by Jeneba Project on Saturday, March 12, 2016,

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It is as my brother Alpha Blondy has said, La démocratie bananière pour les républiques bananières, banana democracy for banana republics. When a president refuses to sign a bill unanimously passed by parliament and returns it with a recommendation for a referendum, one can only imagine what our government’s understanding of Montesquian democracy would be. Perhaps in the future a minimum amount of civic education should be required of individuals aspiring ...

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KATEHUN KATEHUN (pronounced Ka-te-hun)-is a Mende word for a symposium or community center where disputes are settled. Everyone is permitted to make his/her case before a presiding chief in an open forum. On this forum, I write primarily for those who stand committed to the Rule of Law in Africa and to the value that our future is better determined by the government of the people, by the people, and in service for the people. To advance the African value of Ubuntu through International Law and the Principles of a United Nations, which propels us towards Life in Larger Freedom.
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