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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win: A New Dawn or Continuation of a Legacy?

I think that my view today is not much different. People have been under the misguided impression that merely ousting Mugabe from power will usher in a new dawn for the development of the country. I felt and still feel that Mugabe’s exit, was a well-orchestrated plan to ensure that his successor is someone who will continue his legacy, without actually appearing to do so. I may be wrong, but if the current president has, throughout his political life, supported the same ideals as Mugabe, what is the guarantee that a mere change in his title will create a different vision. But, perhaps, by being voted in, he may well start bringing about policies that are aimed at improving the overall wellbeing of the masses, rather than just the political class. There is, however, no guarantee that this will happen, as has often been the case in most young African democracies. 

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Buhari’s Historic Victory: The Real Dawn of Nigerian Democracy?

From 1999, records have it that Nigeria has been a democracy, unfortunately, the reality of most Nigerians say otherwise. The problem has been leadership. Buhari has a huge challenge, will he be the one to finally make Nigerians experience and share in the dividends of a true democracy?

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