Articles by: Emmanuel Kisumo
Emmanuel Kisumo is a a political and social Columnist for The Continent Observer and He also regularly writes for WeWrite an e-newspaper that promotes citizen-journalism, and offers an avenue for emerging profound writers. For more information you can email him at emakixxx@gmail.com or visit http://wewrite.or.tz/

Tanzania politics:The holes in the big tent of strange bedfellows

September 16, 2013 12:43 am0 comments
Tanzania opposition coalition

emocracy is a messy business. The just ended session of Tanzania “august” house ended in turmoil, keeping true to its roots. When the 10th parliament was officially launched in November 2010, CHADEMA MPs walked out amid jeers from their colleagues-especially those from the ruling party CCM. Since that first walkout, many, “truly yours” included-have lost count of how many times our MPs have done that.

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Tanzania-Rwanda diplomatic spat: is it a case of being too sensitive or indifference?

September 3, 2013 7:55 pm0 comments
tANZANIA RWANDA

On Thursday, 29th August, the ongoing diplomatic spat between Tanzania and Rwanda surfaced in Tanzania’s parliament in Dodoma. The Leader of Opposition, who also doubles as the Chairperson of the biggest opposition political party, Freeman Mbowe asked the government to end the diplomatic feud claiming that Tanzania was being side-lined by the other partner states in the EAC. Responding to that question, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said President Kikwete had asked Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to intervene and mediate between the two countries, and he shot down the proposal of forming a special body to deal with the issue.

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Making sense of Mugabe’s re-election in Zimbabwe

August 13, 2013 8:54 am0 comments
Making sense of Mugabe’s re-election in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has outfoxed his biggest political rival, Morgan Tsvangirai to win his seventh term as president of Zimbabwe. His victory didn’t surprise many, but the margin with which he clinched the presidency.

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More Guns Will Never Solve the Mess in the D.R. Congo

July 31, 2013 10:55 pm0 comments
More Guns Will Never Solve the Mess in the D.R. Congo

Fighting between different armed groups and government forces has erupted once again in eastern DRC in these past few weeks. Keeping true to the nature of armed conflicts in the Great Lakes region, that conflict in the DRC has spilled to neighboring countries especially Uganda. Rwanda claims to have been shelled as well by FARDC in collaboration with FDRL, who stand accused of perpetrating the genocide and have set shop in DRC.

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The Long Arm of the Law

July 22, 2013 4:55 pm0 comments
The Long Arm of the Law

Many more deceased rich and famous individuals including Pope Formosus in 897, St Thomas Becket (the Archbishop of Canterbury) in the 12th Century just to name a few, were convicted in absentia according to the law of the land of the time. There were also trials to vindicate the dead, like that of St Joan of Arc.

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First 100 days of Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency: Kenyans Be ‘aware’

July 14, 2013 11:16 am0 comments
First 100 days of Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency: Kenyans Be ‘aware’

Franklin D. Roosevelt came to power as the president of the U.S.A at the time when his country and much of the capitalist world were in economic and political turmoil. The Great Depression had taken its toll on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The Problem with “Bendable” Democracy

July 11, 2013 7:35 pm0 comments
The Problem with “Bendable” Democracy

It is a cliché to say that democracy means different things to different people. As it happens, its meaning might be different with time as well. Take the Ancient Greek City states with their direct democracy. Only free adult male constituted “the people”. The women and slaves, regardless of their genders didn’t make the cut.

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