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Nana Akufo-Addo And Ghana Election: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

It is not always too bad to make a mistake, but it can be unacceptable to repeat the same mistake, some would say. There is no country where this statement applies more than in Ghana ““ recently, the oasis of democracy in Africa. For many years, Ghana was the cradle of undemocratic rule, mismanagement, military brutal adventurism and joy ride, which led to a near anarchy. Democracy was put in the dustbin of history and hopelessness. But that dark…

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Nkandla Scandal: Invulnerable Zuma turned to Endangered Species

A recent report by South Africa’s police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, on the upgrades of President Jacob Zuma`s Nkandla home, has effectively metamorphosed the flamboyant, insusceptible President of South Africa, to a mere helpless endangered species, that urgently needs immediate attention and protection. Nkosinathi Nhleko`s investigation concluded that the President needs, in fact, not to pay back part of the R246m ($328,000; £215,000) spent on taxpayer funded security upgrades of the home. The Nhleko`s report is clearly a contradiction of…

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Burundi: Personal versus National Interests

Despite the much publicized coup attempts against him, while in Tanzania attending a peace conference, Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza managed to return home triumphantly. He was surrounded by the karyenda royal drummers, performing fanatically, leaving no one in doubt where their alliance lay.   President Pierre Nkurunziza proved those who thought his political future had been banished into exile with him wrong. Not even the overconfident generals who planned the failed coup could imagine the courage of the former…

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Emmanuel Adebayor Goes Ballistic Over His Family Problems

Emmanuel Adebayor needs little introduction. The controversial Togolese footballer, who plays for the Premier league club, Tottenham Hotspur, carries interesting news both on and outside the pitch. From openly accusing his family of using juju on him, to calling his mother a “˜witch,“ Emmanuel Adebayor the 2008 winner of the African Player of the Year Award, who is now a shadow of his brilliant skill on the pitch and scoring ability, has yet opened up ““ in the media…

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Mayweather Beats Pacquiao

The much anticipated “fight of the century” between Floyd Mayweather jr of the USA and Manny Pacquiao of Philippines has ended on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in favour of undefeated, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. In a unanimous points decision of 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 , Floyd “Money” Mayweather jr cut down Pacquiao’s ambition to dent the champion’s unbeaten record. For a dream fight that took a record 6 year…

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Video: South African Gang Leader Threatens More Attacks Against Foreigners

While the world is shocked by the brutal and senseless killings of foreigners in South Africa, many people, including South African leaders vehemently condemned the xenophobic butchery. However, the latest video of the self-acclaimed leader of the anti-foreigners gang, which threatens more attacks against foreigners is not only disturbing, it leaves many questions unanswered. See:   What gave the gang leader, the courage to put such a shocking, disturbing and hatred video online, despite the warnings by the leaders…

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The Grave Consequences of the Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

While the brutish, animalistic and horrendous slaughtering of innocent foreigners is fanatically going on in South Africa, the perpetrators of the heinous crime are audaciously carrying out their monstrous butchery with the highest degree of impunity and alacrity. Yes, without fear or care of the consequences. Cry, my beloved South Africa! Do they really care or know that the whole world is watching in this modern digital / internet age? For sure, it seems most likely that those xenophobic…

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Barbaric Attacks by South Africans Against Foreigners

Since the end of March, after King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu of Zulu made a provocative statement about foreigners being a threat to South Africans, more than 300 barbaric attacks (some foreigners were inhumanly burnt alive) against foreigners have been recorded. Around 10:00 am yesterday, a group of South African students killed 5 Congolese students, 10 Nigerians, 5 Gabonese and 10 Somalis in Johannesburg. Although many South Africans have accused foreigners of “stealing” their jobs, the recent massive xenophobic attacks…

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MUHAMMADU BUHARI WINS NIGERIA ELECTION

Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria’s presidential election, beating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. In the country’s first election victory by the opposition, Gen Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) won the election by at least two million vote difference. For Gen Buhari who had contested the presidential election four times, the victory is a dream come true. Ironically, the merciless killings by the Boko Haram militant group, which have claimed 20,000 lives and forced some three million people from their…

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Choosing the Right Leaders During the Election

Running a government is like a business. You must have your priorities and goals clearly defined and work diligently towards achieving them. You can hardly achieve a credible goal without first setting up a strong foundation. Often, when you have a wrong or weak foundation, the result is chaos and even self destruction. Of course, as an administrator, a politician or manager, you might be blind to the results of your actions, but those under you are not always….

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Albino: the Unfortunate European in Unfortunate Africa

Recently, a headless body was found on the street in Chikwawa, a southern town in Malawi. The parents of a harmless two year old girl, Tiwonge Chisomo in Zomba district of Malawi have been living in perpetual fear after receiving threats from anonymous people. Not long ago, police in Tanzania rescued a six year old boy from aggressive attackers who wanted to hack him to death. What of the parents, Amali and Haima who decided to withdraw their two…

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President Pohamba of Namibia Wins US$5 million Ibrahim Prize Award

Two days ago, President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia, became the winner of the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for “good governance” in Africa. The award, which has previously gone to three former African leaders – in 2007, 2008 and 2011 – comes with a price tag of US$5 million spread over 10 years plus a total sum of US$200 000 per year for life. With the Ibrahim Prize, the world’s most valuable and lucrative individual award of its kind, President Hifikepunye…

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