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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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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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