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Jacob Zuma: A Legacy as Wretched as His Presidency

Jacob Zuma: A Legacy as Wretched as His Presidency

Faith Abiodun makes a case that in the end, he will not be remembered much for any of his policies or his Radical Economic Transformation agenda; it will be the scandals, as numerous as the alphabets in his middle name – Gedleyihlekisa – that will colour Jacob Zuma’s legacy.

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So China is Spying on the African Union? Who is Surprised?

So China is Spying on the African Union? Who is Surprised?

Faith Abiodun argues that until the day comes when we are truly independent of foreign interests, it appears that we will remain nothing more than a pawn in a global game of chess. We need to look inwards and think deeply. Is it time to re-assess Africa’s relationship with China?

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What Shall We Do About Africa’s Life Presidents?

What Shall We Do About Africa’s Life Presidents?

Nteranya Arnold Sanginga asks the big question. Some countries in Africa have witnessed attempted coups some of which have failed miserably while others have succeeded and changed the entire trajectory of nations. Is it the case that coups are the final solution for life presidents?

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Why George Weah’s Election Matters

Why George Weah’s Election Matters

Faith Abiodun explores the importance of George Weah in his role as President of the Republic. His election, despite his inexperience, proves a few key aspects about leaders and elections: credentials matter, politics is still a dirty game and citizens still vote with their hearts.

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Educated Africans Are The Problem

Educated Africans Are The Problem

Faith Abiodun argues that educated, empowered citizens who have the luxury of choosing their level of political involvement are the albatross of our continent. He asserts that no single individual will change the fortunes of a country; it takes the power of a collective to destroy or build a nation.

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President Buhari Is Back In Nigeria, But All Is Not well

President Buhari Is Back In Nigeria, But All Is Not well

When Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari announced through his spokesman in June 2016 that he would be undertaking a 10-day trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to treat an ear infection, the uproar was unbelievable. He was widely derided by many who accused him of perpetuating the same medical...

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Should We Congratulate Mr. Kagame?

Should We Congratulate Mr. Kagame?

The dust has now settled on the thousand hills of Rwanda, and the next seven (or seventeen?) years have been decided: Paul Kagame remains president. That was never really in doubt, anyway. He had declared at a political rally on July 14th that the elections were a forgone conclusion, and he was...

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Spotlight: Ethiopia is taking over the world. But is it?

Spotlight: Ethiopia is taking over the world. But is it?

July 24, 2017 By Faith Abiodun (Nigeria) According to all global development indices, things are certainly looking up for Ethiopia. The country was announced in June 2017 by the World Economic Forum as having the fastest growing economy in the world in 2017; only five years ago in 2012, it was the...

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Editorial: Celebrating Ghana’s Satellite-Building Students

Editorial: Celebrating Ghana’s Satellite-Building Students

When it was reported on July 7th, 2017 that Ghana had successfully launched its first satellite into orbit, there was wild celebration among the more than 400 watchers present at the All Nations University College, Koforidua, Ghana, where three enterprising students had built the satellite over...

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