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The Assertion Of African Political Relevance After Trump’s “S***hole Countries” Remarks.

Following his inglorious “s***hole countries” remarks, all 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations have on Friday anonymously demanded an unconditional apology from the USA President Donald Trump. A rare, strong and clear message to the USA. In an unusual sign of solidarity never seen before amongst African countries, the African ambassadors insisted that Donald Trump must withdraw his remarks, which many – both Africans and non-Africans – consider racist, xenophobic and incredibly un-Presidential to say the least. During…

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Are AIDS And Ebola Epidemics Medical Genocides?

Some have called AIDS the most devastating epidemic in the history of the mankind while others have named Ebola virus one of the most deadly viruses ever. Since the discovery of the ruthless AIDS, as many as 35 million people have died of HIV virus, which causes aids, and more than 70 million people have been infected globally with the virus. In 2016 alone, an estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide were newly infected with HIV; it is believed meanwhile,…

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Zimbabwe: New Wine in an Old Bottle and Old Wine in a New Bottle

The political metamorphosis in Zimbabwe took place unexpectedly. No single bullet was fired. No loss of life. Zimbabweans who had got used to, and for that matter, lived to accept the 37 years of the former President Robert Mugabe’s near-absolute rule,  woke up to a new political reality. Robert Mugabe had been shown the political backdoor. On the other hand, his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was forced into an exile in South Africa emerged as the new President…

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Angola’s New President Shakes the dos Santos’ Dynasty

If the recent political moves by Angola’s new President, João Lourenço are anything to go by, they clearly show that the new President is, in fact, not a puppet as many had believed. Single-handedly hand-picked by the former President Eduardo dos Santos, after 38 years in near absolute power, however, just five months after taking over the mantle of leadership from former President dos Santos, the actions of President João Lourenço have caused fear amongst the once untouchable Angolans,…

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Consequences of Making a Wrong Diagnosis of African Problems

Still on migration problems. While we all must commend African leaders for taking the initiative – after much pressure from the Western countries, although – to bring back home, stranded African migrants from the slave camps in Libya, the worrisome question still remains. Is that initiative the best decision? Perhaps, it might be the best decision for now; but is it really the solution to the current migration crises, which has clearly led to a modern-day slavery? Many people…

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2018: The Year For Good Governance

As an African, look around you. Reflect on your past. Ask yourself two simple but straightforward questions. Are you satisfied with your life? Did your government fulfill even just two of your ten expectations in the year 2017? Regardless of what your answers to those questions are, all Africans must aspire towards one thing: good governance. Good governance does not come on a platter of gold. You must fight for it. Africans must demand nothing less than good governance…

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The Gist of The Year

The year 2017 is coming to an end. It is not a year without surprises. From the shocking loss and shattering of Hilary Clinton’s political ambition to the unexpected ascension of President Donald Trump to the White House. Back to Africa, the unthinkable happened in Angola and Zimbabwe. Yes, they happened unexpectedly and fast. Without a single bullet fired or life lost. Former President José Eduardo dos Santos finally listened to his health warnings and handed over to his…

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George Weah: Ex- World Footballer of the Year Elected Liberia President

The former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah has been elected the President of Liberia. The 51-year-old George Weah, the first non-European player to win the Ballon d’Or in 1995, defeated the sitting vice-president of Liberia Joseph Boaka to win the hotly contested Presidential election. With 98.1% of ballots counted, George Weah had won 61.5% of the vote, according to the announcement by Liberia’s National Elections Commission on Thursday. The 61.5% vote victory means there will be no…

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Africa: One Man’s Pain is Another Man’s Gain

Despite some good-hearted Africans out there, the continent still has a bunch of fastidious, sagacious, heartless leaders, who are not only morally bankrupt but would not have any moral distress, capitalizing on the pains of others to achieve their selfish goals. Yes, they would not stop at anything to get rich quickly. Absolutely, even if it means milking on the miseries of the poor or affected ones. What do you expect in a culture, where what matters most is one’s riches…

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Sierra Leone: The Aftermath of the Mudslide and Flood Disaster

After the devastating twin tragic mudslide and flood disaster in Sierra Leone in August, the victims have been left miserably frustrated and disappointed as a result of the failure of the government to honour her promise and provide an “exit package” for the affected citizens. Worse still, while the victims and other concerned Sierra Leoneans are bitterly complaining about the government’s unacceptable behaviour, the Director of Disaster Management at the Office of National Security, John Rogers, who is directly…

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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Apoints Patricia V. Sellers as Special Adviser on Gender

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), Mrs Fatou Bensouda, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Patricia Viseur Sellers as her Special Adviser on Gender. Ms Sellers is an international criminal lawyer with more than two decades of experience working in the fields of international criminal justice and human rights as a practitioner, lecturer, policy adviser, and advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. In the ongoing implementation of the Office’s Policy Paper…

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