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Ivanka Trump Calls Her Father a “˜Champion` For Families: Matters Arising

The daughter of the United States President Ivanka Trump was booed on Tuesday in Germany after she called her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families.“ On her first official assignment abroad as the special assistant to the father, the USA president, Ivanka Trump was speaking at  a women’s economic conference  in Berlin, Germany, organised to create “positive change“ for women. The conference was attended by many high-level dignities like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, International Monetary Fund Managing Director…

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Botswana: Conflict Between President Khama and Brother and the Issue of Democracy

  When you talk about the oasis of the democracy in Africa, Botswana stands on the number one position. As the most stable and the least corrupt country in Africa, the sparsely populated country of 2 million people, which is surrounded by South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe, has been an epitome of good governance, at least in the African sense of it ““ especially in the area the freedom of speech. Being the only African country, which…

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South Sudan Renewed Violence: Time for the ICC to Step in?

Fresh fighting has erupted between the government of South Sudan and opposition forces in a number of locations across the country. The latest violence is not only putting immense pressure on the core and the coherence existence of the newest country in the world, many innocent civilians are reported killed and thousands of others forced to flee their homes and country and seek shelter elsewhere. The United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and reminded the…

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Nigeria: Anti-Corruption Agency Again Uncovers Millions of dollars, Pounds in Ikoyi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has for the third day in a row,   uncovered other millions of foreign currencies carefully stashed in a house in Ikoyi, a cozy area of Lagos, Nigeria. Following the whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government, which is increasingly yielding dividends, the anti-corruption agency, on Wednesday, discovered huge sums of money in Dollars, Pounds, and Naira in an apartment on the 7th Floor of a four – bedroom apartment at 16,…

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BREAKING NEWS: EASTER MAY BE POSTPONED THIS YEAR

The latest reports reaching Kata Kata, have indicated that Easter may not be celebrated this year ““ at least, in Africa – after all.   Our authoritative source confirmed that Judas Iscariot has adamantly refused to betray Jesus this year. Asked why he made such a radical decision, Judas explained to our reporter that the present economic situation in Africa has necessitated his decision. “ Haba!   30 pieces of silver is too small for such a risky job,…

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A Special Palm Sunday Message From The Kata Kata Village

Happy Palm Sunday from the Kata Kata Village. As you celebrate this important festive event, may you be filled with good spirit, courage, and strength to enable you to tackle all the challenges in your life and make your life meaningful and better – especially to others and whole society as a whole.   Yes, life can be full of obstacles and obstructions, but happy are those, who have refused to be tamed by fear and the destructive force…

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Somalia: President Farmajo Offers Amnesty   to al-Shabab Fighters Amidst Declaration of War

The new president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has offered al-Shabab militants a 60-day amnesty. Somalia`s president who declared war on the terrorist group promised to offer training, employment, and education to members of al-Shabab, who surrender to the government. Battling with a series of attacks and a spate of kidnappings of aid workers from al-Shabab, including the most recent explosion on Thursday that left 10 people dead, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, used a carrot and stick approach to…

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 Good Leadership in Africa and Educational Qualification

Often, a specific level of educational attainment is required in many (African) countries for certain leadership positions. More often than none, a university degree, for example, is a minimum academic prerequisite for senior political leadership positions. Recently, Ali Hassan Joho, the Governor of Mombasa, Kenya found himself in a political hot soup. Mr. Joho is not being accused of conniving with Al-Shabaab to bomb Kenya. Nor is he guilty of treason or child abuse. No, far from that. Rather,…

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the Gambia: a Positive or Negative Move?

The ex-President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia may have well given up power and went on exile ““ albeit reluctantly, his past activities as president are still so much under scrutiny. The recent decision of the President Adama Barrow`s government to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule is therefore not entirely unexpected to those who have been following the Gambian political wagon diligently. Making the announcement, the justice minister,…

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ARE WE EQUAL TO THE TASK AS PARENTS?

It is said that any man can be a father, but not everyone can be a dad. How true is this of Agama ““ especially in his relationship to his only son Nza? While Agama has virtually married to his beer, Nza, the son is not the best friend to school. As a truant, Nza has other plans in life, even though he believes he has a “google brain.“ On the other hand, Agama is not doing much to…

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Ahmad Defeats Hayatou in CAF Presidential Race

As we rightly predicted, the battle for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is over and the president of the Madagascar Football Association, Ahmad Ahmad has come out triumphantly against the long-serving CAF President, Issa Hayatou of Cameroon. The heavily contested CAF elections, which took place at the Africa Union Plenary Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ended Mr. Hayatou`s 29-year reign as president of the CAF. Issa Hayatou, who has been the boss of the CAF…

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CAF Election: Ahmad Heads for Sweeping Victory over President, Issa Hayatou

The long expected Confederation of African Football (CAF) election, which takes place on Thursday 16th March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is set to produce some surprises if the latest opinion barometer is anything to go by. According to the youngest poll, the incumbent CAF president, Issa Hayatou of Cameroon is heading for a defeat in the hands of his challenger Ahmad Ahmad, the Madagascar`s football chief. The 70-year-old Issa Hayatou, who has been the president of the CAF since…

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