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Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari. Photo Credit: Chatham House, Wikipedia Commons.

We Should Be Only Nigerians – OpEd

27 May 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Sam Amadi* The problem with Nigeria is that the basic logic and structure of its governance is neo-feudal and aristocratic and its salvation requires a radical reinvention and institutionalization as a modern democratic state…


The Pan-African Parliament: Whom Does It Represent? – OpEd

24 May 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Yves Niyiragira* Members of the Pan-African Parliament are handpicked by the executive of their country – by the same heads of state who retain the ultimate power at the African Union. And as if…

United Nation's Ban Ki-moon. Photo by ITU/ M. Jacobson - Gonzalez, Wikipedia Commons.

Choosing The Next UN Boss: A Political Quagmire – Analysis

18 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Diana Bochaberi* Ban Ki-Moon’s term as UN Secretary General ends this year and already political jostling is underway ahead of the selection of the new head of the world body. There are strong indications…


Sports In Africa: An Untapped Resource For Development – OpEd

16 May 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By John O. Kakonge* The importance of sports has not been sufficiently appreciated by African governments for it to be integrated into their national development plans. There is no doubt that sports could play a…

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Photos Wikipedia Commons.

US Foreign Policy In Africa And The 2016 Elections – Analysis

15 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Abayomi Azikiwe* Whatever the outcome of the U.S. elections this year, Washington’s militarized imperialist policy towards Africa looks certain to remain unchanged. Matters are not helped by the fact that, unlike in the 1970s…