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When The Lie Detector Takes Over From The Police and Prosecutor

We hardly can discuss problems facing Africa without first talking about endemic and tenacious corruption. Sadly, the level of corruption in Africa has become so mountainous and yet common, that sometimes, many Africans hardly lose a night’s sleep over the cankerworm, which has effectively destroyed the continent and created increasingly a precarious future for young Africans. But accepting the infectious corruption as a way of life in Africa is hardly the best way to kill the giant monster sucking…

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Going The Ramaphosa Way

In a move rare amongst African leaders, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he would donate half of his salary to charity. Speaking in the parliament on Wednesday, Mr Ramaphosa said he would make the donation from his $290,000 yearly salary in honour of Nelson Mandela, the South African former President and anti-apartheid icon. The President called on other leaders to make such a sacrifice to help the poor, even if it is not with money. According…

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The Brevity of Life and Opportunities

When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travellers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship,…

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Are Human Beings Partly the Architects of Their Miserable Conditions?

Life is, basically, an apotheosis of metamorphosis. Every day, we are faced with different challenges, conditions, options, and indeed, opportunities – positive or negative. Interestingly, to some people, it is the unpredictability of life and opportunities that come with it that encourage and create the urge, goal and the desire to achieve much. Definitely, the fluctuation in life can trigger ambitions, as well as, the motivational drive to change one’s social situation. However, to others, it is just the opposite….

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ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji Meets with UN leadership and States in New York

    The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, has concluded his first working visit to New York since the election as President on 11 March 2018. During the visit, which took place on 7-9 May 2018, he met with the United Nations Secretary-General, other senior UN officials and representatives of States. In all his meetings, President Eboe-Osuji emphasized the need to re-energize the mission of the Court and to revitalize reflection on the enduring…

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Human Trafficking and New Wave Of African Prostitution in Europe

The new wave of migration to Europe has produced many serious social challenges, amongst them, human trafficking, prostitution, drug violence, modern day slavery. Trying to escape the intimidating political challenges in their various countries, coupled with the quest to survive the crushing economic situation in their countries, many Africans are stubbornly heading to the West at all odds. Despite all the dangers and hurdles facing them before they reach their final destination – for those who are lucky to…

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The Bill Cosby Conviction and the Sad Truth

For more than five decades, Bill Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad” was a household name in many families – in the USA, Africa and far beyond. He was a role model due to his role in many of his TV series – especial The Cosby show. Sadly, the name Bill Cosby is nowadays anything but fatherly. Just like many great names, he has fallen from grace to grass, thanks to sexual assault accusations against him from 60 women….

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The Border of Democracy: German Government Pays ‘Bin Laden Bodyguard’ Welfare

Sometimes, one is confronted with dicey, contentious and contradictory situations while trying to defend our modern democracy. More often than not, it becomes increasingly difficult to draw a line or set a clear border, where democracy ends and abuse of law begins. Generally, equal rights, equity and fairness amongst everyone are some of the components of democracy and the rule of law. However, it becomes ironic and indeed a discrepancy when the same democracy, which aims at creating fairness…

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The ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’ Sugarcandy Mountain Story.

Recently an esteemed Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye, head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, claimed that anyone who does not pay tithes is a candidate for hell. Hear him: “Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.” To understand the concept of the “tithe” better, let us go back to the origin of reformation. More than 500 years ago, a German Monk called Martin Luther tried to challenge certain things in…

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Ethiopia: Hopes in Hopelessness

The recent dinner reception hosted last night by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his country’s opposition leaders and his promise to listen to alternative views of the opposition is not only a welcome development in a country, where a direct meeting between the government and the opposition is rare. It is indeed a gallant step other African leaders must inculcate. For a country deeply polarised and currently in the deep political turbulence since February, which led to…

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Nigeria: The Return of the Unwanted Messiah

Normally, when the Messiah comes to the people, he is usually welcomed with euphoria, hope and positive expectations. Not so in Nigeria. No trumpet. No excitement. The declaration of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that he would run for the second term as President has not only caused negative reactions amongst Nigerians, it has equally set the stock market crashing, fuelling fears and speculations that many investors might pick up their billions and find their way out of the…

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