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Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the LRA’s involvement in ivory trade. This was sparked off by the Enough report ‘Kony’s ivory’ released in June, which described the LRA’s ivory activities in Garamba Park, North-Eastern DRC. The report was followed by a range of articles highlighting how...
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In the last decade, good governance and sensible policy-making have been in short supply in Harare. But in 2009, at least one good decision was made: to scrap the failed Zimbabwean dollar in favour of foreign currencies, including the US dollar and the South African rand. This stabilised the country,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 17th, 2013
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By Jaye Gaskia As we approached the 2011 general elections, and given the circumstances under which the preparations were made, and under which the elections were eventually held; corruption, treasury looting took a steep upward spike! Of course since crude oil is our major export and in the absence ...
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On Saturday, Swazi King Mswati III was at the country’s annual reed dance where he chose an 18-year-old beauty to be his 15th wife. Swaziland police, meanwhile, were arresting Musa Dube, a member of the Communist Party of Swaziland for campaigning to boycott the country’s elections, to be held on Fri...
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  Bawaba | credits: File copy The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has seized 364 wraps of high- grade Brazilian cocaine, weighing 6.490kg and valued at N72m. The NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said on Monday that the seizure was made at the Murtala Muhammed Internationa...
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President Goodluck Jonathan | credits: File copy More facts have emerged on  the Sunday night meeting between  President Goodluck Jonathan and aggrieved  governors in the New Peoples Democratic Party. Presidency sources made this known just as Jonathan met behind closed doors with some PDP governors ...
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Sep 17th, 2013
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Samuel, Friday and Mahmoud | credits: File copy The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two young men who claimed to be undergraduates of the University of Jos, Isaiah Friday and Azzaior Samuel, for an alleged N2.05bn fraud. Two bureau de change operators, Salihu Mahmoud and Dan Ibr...
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By CALEB AYANSINA ABUJA — The Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, gave former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, seven days within which to make public the identity of the person that donated a private jet to its president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, or...
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By VINCENT UJUMADU IF the on–going crisis in the Anambra State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, over who should be its flag bearer for the November 16 election is not resolved urgently, the party may make itself a bystander in the  governorship race. For now, supporters of the party in the...