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Ex-Arsenal/Ivory Coast Defender Eboue Broke, Sleeps on Pal’s Floor

Eleven years ago Arsenal and Ivory Coast’s Emmanuel Eboue was lining up to take part in the biggest club match in world football. During an illustrious seven-year career in the Premier League, he pocketed millions of pounds in wages, lived in a mansion and drove flashy cars. But now the ex-Arsenal defender spends his days hiding from ­bailiffs, sometimes sleeps on the floor of a friend’s home, travels by bus and even cleans his clothes by hand because he…

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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 Other Side of Nigeria

Nigeria needs little or no introduction globally. Yes, often when the word “Nigeria” is mentioned, many negative thoughts spring up. From dishonesty to other criminal activities, very few people have positive thoughts about Nigeria. Absolutely, some criminally minded elements have constantly painted a wrong image of Nigeria, resulting in the unfortunate negative perception of all Nigerians. But despite the bad image, there are very good, hardworking, honest Nigerians. Nigeria is a great country with unbelievably hospitable, incredibly smart, innovative,…

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Liberia Election Verdict: Court Orders a run-off poll

Following a petition filed by the Liberty Party’s Presidential candidate Charles Brumskine, challenging the result the October Presidential election, the Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the final round of voting between the two leading candidates – ex-footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai to go ahead. Delivering its judgment, the Supreme Court maintained that there was insufficient evidence of fraud during October’s first round of the elections to order a re-run. Mr. Charles Brumskine came third in the first…

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Nigeria: I’m free to have romantic relationship with female police officers – Inspector General of Police insists

Call it an April fools’ joke, madness, misinterpretation of the law, limited knowledge of the law, lawlessness or whatever, Nigeria still occupies an enviable position in the Guinness book of records. And from the look of things, no country seems to have the guts, law, ability, capability and potential leaders to challenge this Nigeria’s unmatchable status. Yesterday the Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, mimicked no words in stating clearly and categorically that there is no law in the…

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Cameroon: President Biya’s Critic Sentenced to 25 Years Imprison

Cameroon’s opposition leader, Mr. Siddiki has been sentenced to 25 in prison for criticizing the President, Paul Biya. Mr. Siddiki, the leader of the Cameroon’s Patriotic Salvation Movement was arrested and sentenced by the military tribunal, based on alleged conspiracies to commit a possible hostility against the State. Apart from being charged for criticizing the President, the opposition leader was also convicted of starting a revolution against  President Biya, aimed at overthrowing the government. Mr. Siddiki denied all the…

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Free Secondary School Education in Ghana as President Nana Akufo -Addo Fulfils Election Promise

In honouring one of his core election promises, the newly elected president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a new programme of free secondary school education in the country. The aim of the programme is to drastically reduce the number of school dropouts amongst children ““ especially amongst those with poor parents, who cannot afford the high costs of education. Presently, Primary school education is free in Ghana; with the new programme, it is expected that 400,000 new students…

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Togo: Will President Faure Gnassingbé Bow Out (Dis)gracefully?

In an unprecedented defiance of the brute force of the security apparatus and a clear challenge to President Faure Gnassingbé `s rigid authority, tens of thousands of Togolese have angrily protested on the streets of Togo’s capital, Lomé , demanding the introduction of a two-term presidential limit and the end of what they called the “Gnassingbé dynasty.” Never before has Togo, a country known for its little tolerance for demonstrations and freedom of speech, witnessed such a multitude of…

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Liberian Election Fever And George Weah ‘Assassination’ Allegations

While Liberians are anxiously waiting and hoping for a peaceful political transition of power through the election come 10 October, after years of bloody civil war and political instabilities, which gave birth to relative political stability under the outgoing President   Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the news of the alleged assassination attempt on the life of George M. Weah, the opposition candidate, has caused different reactions amongst Liberians. Last week, Weah`s opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), reported that three…

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Nigeria and Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is no more a new phenomenon in African political terrain. It is a common practice for African presidents, leaders or other Ogas in the corridor of power to rush to overseas for medical check-ups. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is not new to this African practice. In Nigeria, just like in many other African countries, the issue is not really that their President travelled abroad for medical treatments. Not really. Which Oga does not do that? After all,…

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