Gerald Tapuka


Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]


Zero In His Own Country, Hero in A Foreign Land; The Story Of Mamoudou Gassama

A Malian immigrant has been granted an official audience by the French President, Emmanuel Macron at the Champs D’Elysée. It was a historic meeting last Monday between Mamoudou Gassama and Emmanuel Macron who promised the 22 year old Malian French citizenship and a place in the prestigious national Fire Fighting […]


Cameroon Celebrates National Day In Blood And Violence

Even though it was meant to be a joyous jubilee, the 2018 National Day celebrations in Cameroon were marked by violence and bloodshed in most parts of the restive Anglophone regions. This contrasted the situation in Yaoundé, the capital where the President presided at the colourful ceremony. According to eyewitness […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]


As The World Stays Silent The Carnage In Southern Cameroons Continues

From what used to be known as a “Heaven of Peace” in the turbulent Central African region, the situation in Cameroon is gradually becoming another story of carnage and bloodshed as the world stays silent. As the massacre continues, it is fast becoming another episode of the international community failing […]


Kenya’s Newfound Political Cooperation Revives Hopes Of Peace

Kenya’s Newfound Political Cooperation Revives Hopes of Peace There is new hope of settling the post-electoral crisis in Kenya which has left the country in a political quagmire for several months now. This newfound ambition has been revived following a historic meeting between the two main political contenders, President Uhuru […]


The Non Respect Of International And National Laws By African Nations: The Case Of Cameroon, Nigeria, DR Congo, And Kenya

Respect for the rule of law has been very difficult in contemporary times with nations and countries frequently coming into conflict with human rights defenders and rights organizations which are frequently challenging these governments. In recent times, some African countries have taken the lead in their lack of respect for […]


Ending The Year In Pieces: A Glossary On Some Events That Took The World From Peace To Pieces In 2017

2017 has been a very busy year and one of the most remarkable years in world politics, diplomacy and international relations, as well as national and regional politics. It opened with one of the most miraculous political mutations in the world when Donald Trump became the 45 President of the […]