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A Certain Amount of Madness: From Endless Protests to Revolution

by Henry Makori

Often too reform-oriented, current activism is incapable of mid-wifing radical transformation. Today’s activism is only mildly disruptive, is fragmented and addresses symptoms, not systems. Its aims are short-term and it doesn't engage the masses. No coherent and convincing alternative visions are proffered. Instead, activists are busy petitioning the same oppressive powers they should be fighting. Africa needs a revolution.

The African Union Needs a Total Overhaul, Not Mere Reform

by Henry Makori

The fundamental problem of the African Union is ideological. And no one typifies this crisis better than Paul Kagame, the terrifying tyrant and imperialist stooge of Rwanda. His new report proposing remedies for reforming the Union belongs in the dustbin. The AU does not need reform. It needs a radical transformation taking it back to its Pan-Africanist roots.

Kenya Needs a People’s Revolution

by Henry Makori

Kenya is ruled by a “deep state” beholden to comprador capitalists, foreign interests, and ethnic-based politicians. “Nearly everyday there are fresh reports of mysterious murders, threats or arrests of human rights defenders, journalists, student leaders, bloggers, whistleblowers, social/political activists and dissidents.” A revolution is necessary. “No one is going to bring the citizen her share of the ‘fruits of uhuru’ on a silver platter.”

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