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Will African Leaders Learn The Compaore Lesson?

Following the resignation of the military dictator-turned-politician and former Burkina Faso President, Blaise Compaore, on Friday after violent protests over his audacious attempt to extend his 27-year rule, the question one might ask is: Will other African leaders learn a lesson from the Compaore nemesis? In an unprecedented move, the former strongman of Burkina Faso, who had stubbornly rejected earlier warnings to step down after his office term, as well as ignored the Nebukadnezaral   handwriting on the wall,…

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President Michael Sata of Zambia Dies

The Fifth Republican President of Zambia, Michael Sata passed away Tuesday evening in London, following an undisclosed illness, which had kept him out of the public eye for quite some time. According to our authoritative source, the 74 years old chain-smoker President, who had been receiving medical care at the Harley Street Clinic in London for the past week, died at approximately 2100 hours local time on Tuesday night. Recently, the health of president Sata had received intensive scrutiny…

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African Poverty: Who Gets the Blame?

Poverty is more or less a manifestation of how a society shares its resources and how much of these (natural) resources are there overall. While some individuals describe poverty as a disease, others believe that poverty is a product of ignorance. Regardless, Africa has occupied an unenviable position worldwide as the Mecca of poverty. Statistically speaking, 34 out of the 50 nations on the 2006 UN list of least developed countries are in Africa. In 1820, the salary of…

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Rwanda: Sense and sensibility

Recently, Rwanda has become one of the most discussed African countries in the Western media. Unlike in the genocide era, the present news about Rwanda goes beyond atrocities and senseless killings. Rwanda is portrayed in the Western media as a success story. African country portrayed in the Western media as a paradise? Paradise? I am not the author of that statement! Ok, I understand your surprise! Often when one reads about African countries in the Western media, one is…

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Prophet T.B. Joshua: to Sue the Master or Servant?

Following the collapse of the building of T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, two South Africans, who lost relatives as a result of the tragedy have intimated that they would sue the preacher T.B. Joshua for damages. Furthermore, the two South Africans have equally encouraged families of the other victims to follow suit. Interestingly, it is not the first time T.B. Joshua has become a subject of discourse in the media. Nor is the controversial Nigerian…

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Zimbabwean Chiefs Demand Share Of The National Cake From President Mugabe

Contrary to the see no evil, hear no evil relationship between President Mugabe and chiefs in Zimbabwe, the latter had recently given the president an ultimatum to share the national cake with them or forget their support. In a clearly audacious move, the chiefs had earlier warned that they would boycott their annual conference, if their demands, amongst others, free farms, brand new cars and salary increments are unconditionally not met. Interestingly, the chiefs, who often consider themselves as…

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Absconded Nigerian Troops Return Home Ingloriously

“I  pledge to Nigeria my country, to be faithful, loyal and honest. To serve Nigeria with all my strength, to defend her unity, uphold her honour and glory, so help me God.“ That was the national pledge 480 Nigerian troops who had absconded from their duty to defend the security and territorial integrity of their fatherland Nigeria, were reciting as they secretly fled to the neighbouring country, Cameroon, following a fierce gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents. Now that…

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That god Called Zuma

Often when one is asked to name the most important or powerful gods in Africa, names such as Ogun, Ikenga, Adroa, Mbaba Mwana Waresa, Guruhi, Mukuru, Anansi, Nyame, Age, Katonda, Ngai, Kwoth, Jengu, Rugaba readily come to mind. Hardly would one mention the powerful god called Zuma. Ever heard of this controversial and indeed interesting god? Interesting? Yes! Controversial? Definitely in every sense. Interestingly, while most African gods invoke fear and respect, Zuma, though powerful, is often treated with…

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Will Grace Mugabe Take Over Power in Zimbabwe?

To many, President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe is a political mahogany, the epitome of longevity, surprises and unpredictability. To others, he is a fearless fox, who cannot be cowed or intimidated from saying his mind. Yet, others see him as a master political mathematician, who does his political calculations meticulously well. Put all the above attributes together, you begin to have a better perception of President Robert Mugabe, who at 90 is not only the African oldest ruler,…

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Zambia: When The Health of The President Becomes a National Discourse

 In a typical African way, many Zambians were left in a dark over the health of their President, Michael Sata, who recently came back from Israel, after a long medical trip overseas. President Michael Sata`s long absence had raised speculations and uncertainty over his health, especially having in mind that the government officials in Zambia simply described his long disappearance as “a normal medical checkup.“ It did not help matters   that the government kept sealed lips for long…

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Gender Earthquake in Namibia: Can Other African Countries Borrow a Leaf?

Call it a gender revolution; or if you wish, a gender earthquake. Regardless, one cannot deny the fact that Namibia has recently been going through socio-political metamorphosis aimed at bridging the gender gap in the country. Recently, the ruling party in Namibia, SWAPO has re-affirmed its commitment to addressing the gender imbalance in the society, by recommending the kind of gender revolution hardly seen anywhere in the world. To prove its seriousness and commitment to gender equality in Namibia,…

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From Female Circumcision to Circumvention and Dehumanization

 Even though one might rightly argue that the rights of women are far more protected in our present 21st century than they were some centuries ago, it becomes a matter of utmost concern and dehumanization to learn that female circumcision, a cruel cultural practice of the past years, against women, is sadly still predominant in the cultures of our present societies. Female circumcision, otherwise known as female genital mutilation (FGM), is still a common practice in many African countries….

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