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Talking Africa Programme:The Future of Democratic Governance in Africa–Perspectives from Kenya

6/7/2019
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Democracy in much of Africa is constrained from delivering on its development potential for three reasons. Scholars and practitioners have summed this up in the lack of governance capacity, and malpractices that undermine electoral democracy. But does this mean the future of democracy is bleak? In this Talking Africa Program, Desmond Davis engages Professor. Karuti Kanyinga Associate Research Professor of Development Studies at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of...

Duration:00:40:21

KEY ISSUES INVOLVED IN NATURAL RESOURCE GOVERNANCE

5/29/2019
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Emerging powers such as China are shifting global trade relationships. For example, trade between Africa and China has grown from 10 to 20 per cent annually in recent years. Most of China’s imports from Africa have been natural resources. These exports have increased by about 46% from 38 billion dollars to 46 billion dollars over the last 10 years. But despite this growth, there have been complaints of unfair trade contracts. In 1998, the Zambian government sold 85 per cent shares in the...

Duration:00:07:51

HOW ARE STUDENTS WELL - POSITIONED TO EXERCISE COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP TO AGITATE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE?

5/29/2019
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Transcript To consider this question, it is sensible to first define collective leadership. According to scholars, at the core of the concept of shared leadership, or collective leadership is the idea that instances of leadership can be attributed to the collective leading itself. Some scholars define collective leadership as a dynamic, interactive influence process among individuals in groups for which the objective is to lead one another to the achievement of group or organizational goal....

Duration:00:08:44

MILITARY CONSCRIPTION IN AFRICA

5/29/2019
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Transcript: Are there merits to military conscription? In this programme, I will discuss diverse views of surrounding military conscription. Scholars have, in the past, linked military conscription and nation-building. They argue that conscription can either shore up or undermine the national construct. Military conscription is a policy, which relies on coercion to compulsorily recruit members into the military. Modernization theorists have hailed military conscription as a modern model of...

Duration:00:06:15

SPORTS AND LEADERSHIP IN KENYA

5/28/2019
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Transcript In Kenya where failing socio-economic standards are among the many challenges facing the young people in particular, sports is supposed to provide an alternative for them. Sports can also serve as an avenue for personal and national development. Young people are keen to follow the sporting path to make the most of their talents. But many of them are worried about the low returns from engaging sports. The Sports industry in Kenya continues to grapple with issues of,...

Duration:00:04:33

GENDER DIMENSIONS IN COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

5/28/2019
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Transcript: The growing threat of violent extremist groups in the Horn of Africa has seen the emergence of a wide range of security, political and development responses to the threats posed. One of them is Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in short PCVE, A soft approach version of Counter-Terrorism. However, there is a lack of a universally accepted definition for ‘violent extremism’, which is sometimes used inaccurately as an alternative term for ‘terrorism’, which also lacks a...

Duration:00:05:27

Leadership Emergence and Electoral processes in Africa a focus on Nigeria 2019 Election.

4/23/2019
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Nigeria’s President Elect Muhammadu Buhari is set to be sworn into office for a second term following his victory against his arch-rival and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar in the one closely contested Presidential election that attracted seventy three candidates. In this discussion Program, Desmond Davis engages Dr Wale Ismail a Senior Research Fellow at the African Leadership Centre and Adewale Ajadi author, consultant and leadership expert from Nigeria. The panellists discuss...

Duration:00:41:54

Public Debate Program : "The practice of Leadership"

3/21/2019
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In leadership the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals or team is often considered relative and at times it’s challenging to pin down what really leadership is and the attributes a leader is expected to have. In a conversation on the Practice of Leadership with Kings college Leadership students the former president of East Timor Jose Ramos Horta talked on how Leadership should be exercised through persuasion and humility and not coercion. President...

Duration:01:51:56

Talking Africa On Nigeria

12/12/2018
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Nigeria is set to hold its General Elections in February 2019. The election will be another test of the democratic gains Nigeria has made since it returned to multiparty democracy in 1999 after more than three decades of military rule. This has been evident with the high number of participants registered to take part in the elections; with thirty-nine individuals having already declared their interest to contest for the presidential position. For about six years now the violent insurgency by...

Duration:00:25:35

Global Engagement Series:Demystifying The Leadership Capacity Deficit of African Youth.

11/30/2018
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Leadership is an essential feature of all government and governance. Leadership scholars suggest that weak leadership contributes to government failures, and strong leadership is indispensable if a government is to succeed. But does that mean young people contribute to government failure because they are young and lack the so called leadership skills? In Africa, for the longest time, young Africans have been excluded from issues leadership. This is because it is stereotypically viewed as a...

Duration:01:06:08

Not Just A Crisis:A Conversation On Africa Migration

11/30/2018
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Africa is often depicted as a continent of mass migration, following its high number of migrants experienced in the past few years. According to statistics, As of 2007, there were an estimated seven million African migrants living in Organisation For Economic Co-Operations and Development countries. This increase in numbers has been constituted by: Climate change and environmental degradation, armed conflict, and political, economic and food crises which has continued to force people to flee...

Duration:00:59:42

To vote or not to vote - The Futility of Elections in Africa: A Focus on Kenya and Zimbabwe.

10/17/2018
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Elections have been the usual mechanism by which citizens of a country democratically elect officials who represents them. During elections citizens are able to exercise their rights and freedoms of choosing whomever they would like to govern them. But recent events in several African countries have seen many electoral processes lack integrity and credibility which has made voters question the value and relevance of the process and some others have contemplated on whether they need to vote...

Duration:03:49:51

Leadership and “Conversation” in Dialogue: Securing Peace in the Unromantic Context

7/15/2018
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This is a recording of Prof. Funmi Olonisakin inaugural lecture that she delivered on 9th of July 2018 at Kings College London. In this lecture, titled Leadership and Conversation in Dialogue: Securing Peace in the Unromantic Context Prof. Funmi noted that the pursuit of stable peace in conflict-torn societies needs to put into account leadership dynamics in these contexts. Prof. Funmi argued that understanding the predominant situation, the domain and society levels in which leadership...

Duration:01:17:51

The Role of Mutuality in Leadership

4/25/2018
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Kholosa Nonkenge a fellow at the ALC, explores the power that followers have in influencing political leadership within South Africa's ruling party, African National Congress (ANC) and the opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Audio clip: SABC News Digital.

Duration:00:05:48

The Transformational Leadership of Late Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai

4/25/2018
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Linganaden Murday a Fellow at the ALC explores the Late Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai's transformational leadership in dealing with human security in Kenya using environmental means. Audio clip from: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai - Jeff Powel.

Duration:00:07:04

The Leadership Crisis and Conflict Relapse in South Sudan

4/25/2018
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Martha Nyalam a Fellow at the ALC, traces the events that have led to the failure of peace intervention efforts in South Sudan. Audio Clip: Aljazeera English.

Duration:00:07:35

Gendered Differences in Leadership Styles

4/25/2018
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Mamello Mosiana a Fellow at the ALC examines the validity of debates about the different leadership styles of men and women.

Duration:00:07:31

Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Gambia

4/25/2018
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Fatou Bintou Sallah a fellow at the ALC analyses the various transtional justice mechanisms employed by the first and second republics of the Gambia from a leadership perspective. Audio Clip: Robert H. Jackson Center

Duration:00:05:42

The Contributions of Youth-led organizations to peace processes in Somalia

4/25/2018
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Soukaina Hamia a fellow at the ALC examines he Contributions of Youth-led organizations to peace processes in Somalia. Audio Clip: United Nations.

Duration:00:06:19

Liberation Movements in Power: are they an obstacle to political transitions in Africa?

3/22/2018
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In part one of a four series programme on Leadership and Democratic Transitions in Africa by ALC Pan-African Radio, Desmond Davies talks to Prof. Medhane Tadesse, on recent transition dynamics in Ethiopia's ruling political party - Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front and the role of regional actors including the African Union. Prof. Medhane is a visiting Professor at King's College London and former advisor to the African Union on Security Sector reforms. Photo: Alfred Muteru.

Duration:00:26:28