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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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Child Marriage: Between Tradition and Human Rights

Just imagine. Excogitate a bit. Imagine your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved. You may go on continuing. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are…

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Dominic Ongwen: a Tyrant or Victim of Circumstances?

Some weeks ago, the world breathed some air of relief, after hearing that one of the most notorious ICC wanted war -crime suspects, Dominic Ongwen had surrendered and was handed over to the US forces in the Central African Republic. As a child soldier-turned-commander in the feared Lord’s Resistance Army, active in the north of Uganda (although it is now believed to operate in small, mobile groups across Central Africa and South Sudan), Dominic Ongwen rose rapidly from the…

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Ever Heard of the Slavery Memorial Day?

As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, we condemn in totality the inhuman traumatization, segregation, disintegration and immeasurable degree of brutality against innocent Jews. The history of humanity cannot be told without the graphic look at the agonizing treatment of the Jews because the history of the Jews is embedded in our everyday reality and consciousness. In London, many political juggernauts, religious leaders, diplomats and other high level dignitaries joined holocaust survivors at a national commemoration…

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BLOOD AND FIRE

  While Kata Kata Village joins the world in condemning in the strongest terms, the barbaric attacks in Paris on innocent citizens ““ an act tantamount indeed, to the murder of the root of our democratic principle, we consistently restate that a society without the basic Freedom – speech, association, religion etc. ““ is (before you come up with your milder “backward“ or “uncivilized“ nomenclatures!) a dead society. Worse still, anyone, who would prefer to argue with a gun…

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Tsvangirai: When Misfortune Forces Lords to Appreciate Servants

Some years ago, the thought of the opposition leader of the Zimbabwean MDC-T party, Morgan Tsvangirai invoked fear, respect, invincibility“¦. and indeed, hopes for a new Zimbabwe. He was the epitome of a fresh start from a 34year old uninterrupted and often controversial rule of the ZANU-PF under the iron fist of 90 year old President Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Morgan Tsvangirai was, indeed, the untouchable darling and the anointed choice of some Western governments, to succeed President Mugabe, whose…

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NCWS (The Netherlands Chapter) Holds Seminar on Women Empowerment

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), the Netherlands chapter organized a very extraordinary seminar on Friday 5th December in Amsterdam, which aimed at the education and empowerment of Nigerian women in the Netherlands. Titled “Women Empowerment,“ the seminar, which was organized by the NCWS, in conjunction with the city council of Amsterdam South East, was attended by women from different classes of life. It was one of the many initiatives of the NCWS in the Netherlands, channelled towards…

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Rwanda: Relationship between Violence Against Women and Organised Crime

While joining the UNO global campaign aimed at ending violence against women and girls, the government of Rwanda has emphasized on the relationship between violence against women and organized crime. The disclosure was made in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday during the launch of the Interpol ‘Turn Back Crime’ global campaign, during which the government of Rwanda called for cooperation between the public and security agencies in the fight against crime. Geographically located in the sometimes volatile region of East Africa,…

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TB Joshua: What Happens When the Gods Are Above the Law

“If you violate the laws of God, you’re a sinner. If you violate the laws of men, you’re a criminal. If you violate your own laws, you’re pathetic.“ “• Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity Imagine a land without laws. The laws of God or the laws of men, regardless. Imagine the level of tyrannous greed and impunity, people might choose to act in such a lawless society. Visualize a society where you have the good, the bad and the…

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