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Ramaphosa’s Priorities

By Rafiq Raji   This past Valentine’s day, former South African president, Jacob Zuma, very likely disrupted the evening of many Africa economists. Although I made a determined effort to stay off my phone, I could not help returning to it when my date happened on a close friend and …

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EFCC and the Burden of Credibility

By SULE YAKUBU Nigeria`s most vocal and most visible anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is breaking new grounds in what is generally perceived as a combination of impunity and overzealousness – aided by an executive arm of government that turns a blind eye to some of …

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Why Nigerian Victims of Slavery Cannot Sue Libya

By Femi Falana: In the past twenty years, our law office has been inundated with complaints from Nigerians who were brutalised in some African countries. Some of the complaints pertain to the barbaric killing of 18 Nigerians during an armed invasion of the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea Bissau on October …

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Youth Advancement of Democracy in Africa

By Iyorwuese  Hagher: Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Firstly I would like to thank all of you for being here at the invitation of the African leadership Institute. The Institute has great faith and hope in the future of Africa. We believe that Africa shall arise, overcome its challenges and …

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MURIC Director, Ishaq Akintola and His Hate Script

By Son Gyoh: The appropriate and sensible response to public exhibition of brazen myopia is silence. Quite often, responding to trash is giving it legitimacy.  However, the title of “professor” makes this difficult to ignore. I adopt a thematic approach in responding to the bizarre sectarian slurs by the said …

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Human Rights Defined: What are The Human Rights?

by United for Human Right: Let’s start with some basic human rights definitions: Human: noun A member of the Homo sapiens species; a man, woman or child; a person. Rights: noun Things to which you are entitled or allowed; freedoms that are guaranteed. Human Rights: noun The rights you have simply because you …

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