Category Archives: Presidential Power

Pre-election rift in Nigeria’s PDP

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In this article, Michaela Collord argues that a pre-election rift has opened up in the People’s Democratic Party, which has placed the  executive and the legislature on a collision course. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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Coalition politics and the ICC in Kenya

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In this column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman argues that President Kenyatta’s trip to the Hague told us as much about how he intends to handle domestic politics as about his intentions with regards to the ICC. His willingness to publicly state his faith in Deputy President William Ruto was an important […]

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Internal strife in Uganda’s National Resistance Movement

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In this blog, Michaela Collord writes that the ouster of a top NRM cadre reveals the President’s struggle for control within the ruling party. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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Money, money, money: controversy surrounds the State House employees in Uganda

In this blog, Michaela Collord explores the controversy surrounding the inflated pay of employees in President Museveni’s State House, in Uganda. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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Uncertainty over Michael Sata’s health in Zambia

In this blog our co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, explores rumours that Sata’s health is failing and the dilemmas the President faces as a result. This piece was initially published on the blog Presidential Power.

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Tanzania’s constitutional review in limbo

The constitutional review in Tanzania got off to a promising start but it is now close to collapse. Michaela Collord charts the rocky road from those early days of cross-party cooperation to now. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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President Sata and Zambia’s ‘people-driven’ constitution

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In this  blog, Michaela Collord explores the controversies surrounding Zambia’s ‘people-driven’ constitution. Whilst opposition parties are far from blameless, the recent furor demonstrates how President Sata has stalled democratisation in the country now that ‘the People’ have become a hindrance rather than a help to his political aspirations. This blog was originally posted on the […]

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A bank in suspense: Goodluck Jonathan and Lamido Sanusi

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In this blog piece, Michaela Collord explores President Goodluck Jonathan’s suspension of the Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi and questions what the potential repercussions of this move could be. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog. 

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President Museveni and Uganda’s intervention in South Sudan

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In this blog piece, Michaela Collord explores Uganda’s intervention in South Sudan. She argues that, to date, President Museveni has skilfully muted criticism of his intervention at home and abroad, although this relative silence might be lifting. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted […]

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