Understanding the significance and nature of events that occurred in what we know as the “defeat” of communism that ushered in an unprecedented democratic breakthrough, Africa precisely experience an increase in democracy-from three in 1990 to twenty-four in 2008. We understand that we live in a democratic age and it can be successfully argued that democracy “has become the standard ...

By Ramatu Umar Bako The #BlacklivesMatter movement is said to be ‘an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and other allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue among black people and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action and engagement’ (www.blacklivesmatter.com) It was founded by three African American women: Patrisse Cullars, Opal ...