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Oct 26th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor I have said it several times already that former President Kufuor will do himself a world of good if he zips his mouth instead of saying what hurts his image and detracts from the NPP’s political fortunes. He won’t listen and is now unwittingly eroding much of what Akufo-Add...
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Oct 26th, 2012
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In the Cabbagetown alleyway once soaked with rain and stained with blood, mourners shed tears and whispered prayers in Tigrinya for the ghost they called Nicky. Few, if any, knew Nighisti Semret, the middle-aged Eritrean refugee so brutally, mysteriously, stabbed to death on her way home from work ea...
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he prayer hypocrisy in Nigeria has been taken to the highest proportion. Nigeria has been variously described as the most religious country in the world. Some describe Nigeria as the most spiritual country while others call it the most prayerful citizens on the earth. A Nigerian pastor and his wife l...
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By Lionel Badal ising demand fuelled by emerging countries, most notoriously China and India, has led to increased competition for natural resources. Despite recurrent volatility in the markets, the trend is a rise in prices, oil being the prime example. In this context, frontiers have disappeared an...
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Oct 26th, 2012
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Mohamud M Uluso Somalia adopted a UN-drafted Provisional Constitution, formed a new national parliament representing the entire population of the country and elected a national leadership for ending 12 years of a chaotic transition period and established a permanent, representative and accountable go...
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By Tolu Ogunlesi Chinua Achebe’s latest book, There was a Country, has appeared fifty-four years after the author’s first novel, Things Fall Apart, today arguably the best-known novel ever written by an African. In the time between the two books, a remarkable literary and political career has played ...
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It only perpetuates Africa’s exploitation and alienation Antoine Roger Lokongo The Democratic Republic of Congo was recently the host of choice for ‘The 14th Summit Meeting of La Francophonie Heads of State and Governments’ which was held in the capital Kinshasa from 12 – 14 October 2012 and in which...
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Oct 26th, 2012
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by Robele Ababya, I chose to start writing this peace with this quotation by Thomas Jefferson: “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty”. I chose it because liberty cannot be guaranteed to the vast majority of humankind as long as merciless dictators with lust for power exist on our planet. I submi...
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Oct 26th, 2012
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An Interview with Tina Okpara, author of ‘My Life Has a Price’ Ziallo Gogui INTRODUCTION Tina Okpara’s memoir, now translated into English, talks about her five-year journey from a loving yet poor childhood in Nigeria to the ordeal of modern day slavery in wealthy, suburban Paris. She was only 13 whe...
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An interview with Peter Godwin Wole Soyinka PETER GODWIN: Professor Soyinka, you’re not an ivory-tower kind of writer. You are not a stranger to danger, and in fact you’ve been imprisoned on at least two occasions, once in solitary confinement. Can you tell me what that was like? WOLE SOYINKA: Writin...