Barack Obama

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Sep 4th, 2014
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By Edward Oparaoji The current Ebola epidemic has caused more than 1,400 deaths this year, in five West African countries – Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal. The World Health Organization says more than 20,000 people could be infected before the outbreak can be brought under c...
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Aug 25th, 2014
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By Ayokunle Ayk Fowosire Our society is not only the one bounded by longitudes 3 and 15° east of the Meridian and latitudes 4 and 14° north of the Equator; the one with the Rivers Niger and Benue, and them meeting at its centre, or nearly so; the onetime giant of Africa. It is the […]...
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Aug 12th, 2014
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By Daniel Bekele Three notorious African leaders — Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki, and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir — are not invited to this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. But a number of other long-ruling African strongmen, l...
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Aug 12th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam It was a hyperbole fest (“hypefest”) at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. It was all about the “fastest-growing continent with the youngest population and highest level of investment”. President Obama and other top U.S. officials sang what is now b...
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Aug 8th, 2014
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By Semahagn Gashu Abebe (PhD) President Obama has convened a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. This Summit aimed at strengthen ties between the United States and Africa , which is one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions. On August 5, the Summi...
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Aug 7th, 2014
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- Olusegun Adeniyi Ever since I arrived Washington DC last Thursday, I have lost my identity as a Nigerian to a country that does not exist: Africa! While it is no secret that most Americans are ignorant about our continent and its makeup, the situation has not been helped by the first U.S.-Africa Le...
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Aug 4th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks; we did some things that were contrary to our values. When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were tor...
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Aug 1st, 2014
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While Africa is known for its abundant natural resources and fertile lands, over 90% of the continent’s citizens are forced to live below absolute poverty because of tyrannical rulers that enrich themselves and their cronies. Many African people are living under non-elected dictator’s rul...
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Jul 2nd, 2014
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Launched by President Barack Obama in Cape Town one year ago, the Power Africa initiative has been making bold claims about its early successes in a campaign to boost Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) installed generation capacity by some 10GW and connect some 20m more homes and businesses to the grid by 20...
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Jun 12th, 2014
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By Nze Anizor Nigeria has become a country where division is the order of the day. Politics is being played without any sense of decency,and with scant thought to nation – building and the welfare of the citizenry. It is either one supports the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the All Progressives C...