Since its establishment 53 years ago, the OAU Charter which spells out non-interference has not been amended or reviewed in order to streamline it’s charter in order to meet the challenges that now face African states. The AU charter review committee has not formulated substantive amendments to mitigate internal conflicts which led to genocide in Rwanda, Boko Haram in Nigeria, Chad, conflict, Somali, Bukina Fasso or Somali.
Motivation for change of name varies from one situation to another. In my opinion, change of name should, at all times, be for the good of the recipient of the new name. Identity has been cited as the driving force behind change of some names. Religious organisations have had their names changed for reasons best known to selves.
Similarly, these places where students are burning dormitories share the name ‘school’ with Alliance or Mangu just because they have classrooms and blackboards. Most are mere juvenile care centres only different from babycare centres because of the age. Others are but fattening centres where adolescent where adolescents simply go to grow up at.
To say that panic has gripped State House following reports that the opposition parties are seriously considering forming a formidable super alliance that would see Mudavadi fly the presidential flag with Kalonzo Musyoka as the running mate, is to understate it.