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Sports in Africa: Monkey de work baboon de chop

The recent arrest of Aimable Habimana, the vice-president of the Burundian football association, FFB following the missing of players bonus, vividly reminds one of a typical saying in Africa. Have you heard of the African expression  “monkey de work baboon de chop,” which means “while the monkey is working, the baboon is eating?” Well, if the saying is foreign to you, you probably are indeed not conversant with African social, political and economic realities – and the sports domain…

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Ethiopia: Using ethnic unrest to deter reform and cause anarchy

The latest failed coup attempt in the Amhara region of Ethiopia has raised serious security concerns in the country and equally posed undeniable challenges to the bold reforms of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. More than that, the ethnic unrest poses a serious existential threat to the country. The aborted coup a few days ago, which claimed the lives of Ethiopia’s army chief Gen Seare Mekonnen and Mr Ambachew Mekonnen, the governor of the Amhara region was orchestrated by Brig-Gen…

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South Africans wait for salvation, as Ramaphosa appoints gender-balanced cabinet

Following the 8 May election victory of the African National Congress party  (ANC), President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new gender-balanced cabinet, with half of the members, women. This is the first time in the history that South Africa has a gender-balanced cabinet. In another surprise move, the President appointed a woman from the opposition party for a ministerial post. Patricia de Lille, the opposition politician, former Cape Town Mayor has been appointed the minister of infrastructure development. Ms…

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Brexit Fallout: Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister

The embattled Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May said she would resign her job on June 7. Her resignation has not been unexpected, following her inability to secure a Brexit deal with the EU, generally acceptable to her country. She had been under incredible pressure to deliver an acceptable Brexit deal or quit. May has indicated she would resign both as the Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. According to some political pundits, Theresa May a…

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Kenya: Leaving a house on fire to burn down while busy chasing a rat

I beg to be blunt with my stand, but sadly, the truth must be told. Obviously, the West succeeds in imposing their will on Africa simply because the Western governments strongly believe African leaders have a mindset different from that of the Western leaders. Yes, in most cases, the West is convinced they can get away with their inglorious acts in Africa due, largely to, just a simple reason: that African leaders seem to care less about their subjects…

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Chinese trader awarded traditional Nigerian title

For those who believe the Chinese are clearly, having a major influence in Africa, hold your breath and think twice. The word influence is more than an understatement. Clearly, the Chinese are becoming part of Africa indeed. Recently, a prominent Chinese businessman Mike Zhang has been awarded a traditional title in the northing city of Kano, Nigeria, in recognition of the Chinese business relationship with Nigeria. Mr Zhang was appointed as “Wakilin ‘Yan China” meaning, ‘the leader of the…

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Sober reflections on global environmental hazards and damages

There is no doubt that many oil companies have blood in their hands due to the environmental hazards they have caused, globally. The immediate and long-term effects of those environmental damages cannot be underestimated. From the pollution of the ecosystem (soil, water, sea, air, plant, etc) to hazards to the human, animals, the drilling of oil comes with a huge income and many challenges to the society. Many oil companies have been accused of paying little or no attention…

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Unintended pregnancy in Africa

Unintended pregnancy has become a very serious world problem, which, if not paid any attention to, could turn into a menacing threat to the world population as well as the health of mothers and children. Globally, more than 214 million women who do not want to get pregnant do not use any form of contraceptives such as pills, implants, and condoms, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) recent statistics. Furthermore, more than 21.6 million women have unsafe abortions…

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Africa: Just Do Like others And Remain Where You Are

Aside from corruption, one of the greatest problems facing Africa today is the desire to copy from others, instead of being authentic. Innovation is the mother of creativity. There is nothing terrible about getting ideas from existing concepts and modifying them to fit one’s situation, environment or needs. But copying an existing concept, which is developed to fit a particular environment and using it in a completely different setting only leads to mediocrity because what works for, say, the…

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The Other Side of The Mobile Phone Technology

Technology, and for that matter, the mobile phone, has drastically changed our lives and behaviour. Ironically, in our present globalised world, mobile phones have not only made our lives easier, but they have also simultaneously enslaved us. Can you image your day – to – day life without a phone?  Hardly not. The degree of the effect of the mobile phone addiction is such that we all now compete not to be left behind as far as mobile phone…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife announce divorce

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos, have announced their intention to divorce, according to a joint statement released on Wednesday by the couple. The billionaire Jeff Bezos, 54, who is the richest person in the world with a net worth of almost 150 billion dollars has been married to his 48-year old novelist wife MacKenzie for 25 years. The decision to divorce followed after years of attempts by the couple to find a solution to their…

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That Enjoyment that Creates Preventable Stress

It is said that having children could be the easiest adventure, but taking care of them is indeed a challenging and demanding role. In other words, it is very easy to be a parent, but a huge responsibility to be a dad or mum. Recent statistics have shown that the world population is dangerously exploding to the extent that in the year 2050, the world population will have recorded about 2.2 billion more people. That would mean about 9.8…

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