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Why You May Need a Therapist

 Ironically, what makes life, which is enmeshed in problems, meaningful, is its ability to act as our teacher in the tempestuous journey of maturity. Problems are inevitable in life. We learn from them in order to make our lives worth living and purposeful. However, not everyone can cope with these inevitable problems in life. While some people can successfully take care of their life obstacles, others are overwhelmed by them. A good reason to go online and seek a…

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Breaking all the obstacles as a group

As I child, I once asked my father who was happily married for sixty years, what the secret behind his happy marriage was. He studied me for a long time. The expression on his face made me a bit uncomfortable; it left me wondering whether I had asked the most stupid question. Or could it be my father considered me incapable of having a long happy relationship like him? What an arrogant old man he was, I thought, although…

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DRC: Will Bemba Walk out from Prison to the Presidential Palace?

The acquittance of the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes against humanity, could alter the political equation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While Jean-Pierre Bemba’s supporters have backed his presidential ambition in elections due this December, President Joseph Kabila’s camp is more or less, in political hypertension. The landmark conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba, which was overturned by panels of judges at the ICC came as…

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To ban or encourage the second-hand clothes trade?

Worldwide the second-hand clothes trade has generated about $3.67 billion in revenue, according to the 2016 estimate. From this figure, Africa has a 35% total value of the trade, while Europe, Asia and the Americas and others have 27%, 26%, and 12% respectively. The lives of many Africans have been positively changed due to the income from this business; many Africans have either ventured into the business or benefited indirectly from it. More than that, with the quality advantage…

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Sometimes It has got to be real Or nothing

Imagine you embarked on a journey! Yes, on a journey without knowing your destination! It would be a mere aimless journey, wouldn’t it? Envisage a situation, where you want to change your life, yet you do not actually know what exactly you want to change. Definitely, life can be fruitless and perhaps, dangerous a mission, if one does not know what they want. Sadly, unless you are able to know or identify your wishes in life, you definitely may…

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The Torch: Being Equal To the Task

Life is full of opportunities and choices. If you make a good choice, you reap the profits; however, if your choice is bad, you bear the consequences. More often than not, we have opportunities to positively change our lives and those of others. Think of our educational, political, relationship choices. A wrong decision could drastically lead to unbearable hardship or even destroy lives altogether. Have you really taken into consideration the quality and acumen of the candidates you want…

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South Sudan and Ceasefire: Real or Same Old Story?

The recent promise by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir to accept a peace deal, which would end years of civil war in the world’s youngest country has been received with cautious optimism, to say the least. To many, there is little reason for jubilation over the statement of the President or his rival Riek Machar, if their past empty promises are anything to go by. Since becoming the youngest country in the world, South Sudan has plunged into a…

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Rome Statute 20th anniversary high-level commemorations generate strong calls for justice

On 16 and 17 July 2018, an event was held at the headquarters of International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), in The Hague, The Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC. High-level representatives of more than 30 States in attendance included the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representatives of national Senates and Parliaments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, as well as officials of international and regional…

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Family Planning in Africa and Men’s Chauvinism

According to the new UN population report, the population of the world stands presently at 7.6 billion people. In the year 2050, it is expected that about 2.2 billion more people worldwide, will be added to this figure, making the world’s population close to 9.8 billion people in the next 32 years. Presently, Africa has a population of 1.2 billion. However, by 2050, this figure is believed to increase by almost 60%, adding more 1.3 billion people to the…

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The Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Summit: Time for Emulation

Conflict is the mother of animosity, distrust, fear, violence, disunity, economic and social short nemesis and negligence. Apart from women and children, who are often victims of unspeakable atrocities, widespread trauma, such as extensive emotional and psychological stress and a decrease in the civilian population are some of the consequences of war. Many have experienced these unfortunate mayhems in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and so…

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HUMOUR FACTORY: The Millionaire Poor Preacher

We all hear and see them on the TV, preaching the words of God. They call themselves men and women of God. Hum, it has become impossible to verify this claim, hasn’t it? You don’t have access to God’s e-mail or WhatsApp number to clarify the claim of these preachers. So, one is left with only one option: judge the preachers by their deeds. “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has…

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The Western Conspiracy, Short-sightedness and the Recent Refugee Crises

“Europe will be invaded by thousands of immigrants from Libya. There will be no one to stop them anymore. The Mediterranean will become a sea of chaos if I am toppled from power.”  This is not a prophecy from God, rather it was a warning from no other person than the former Libyan President Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to the ex-Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair during a telephone conversation with him on 25 February 2011. While the Western…

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