Kofi Annan

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Apr 18th, 2013
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By Nkem Ekeopara International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda: What has Biafra and the death of Thatcher got to do with it? Last week, the hazardous situation in North Korea and the death of the former British Prime Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher dominated the news around the world. Tho...
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Apr 13th, 2013
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By Simon Kent ,Toronto Sun TORONTO – It didn’t have to end in utter shame for the United Nations, but then old habits die hard – if you’ll pardon the pun. Exactly 19 years ago members of the rival Hutu and Tutsi peoples of Rwanda went to war. On April 7, 1994 they started fighting. Then they [&...
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Mar 28th, 2013
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Some fifty-six (56) years ago the founding President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, declared in a landmark speech marking the Declaration of Independence of this small West African State that The “Black man is capable of managing his own affairs”. Indeed these words are as profound as those pe...
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Mar 4th, 2013
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One now wonders if it has become a crime for a Ghanaian to acquire expertise and experience in the Diaspora. Yes, Ghana is worldly acclaimed to have a very good education system that continues to produce well-qualified and competent graduates that are serving efficiently in both Ghana and other parts...
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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By Jeremy Lind, Kenyans go to the polls for national elections on Monday March 4th for the first time since a conflagration of violence swept the country following disputed election results in 2008. An estimated 1,300 lives were lost in the violence, which nearly escalated into civil war before an Af...
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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By Jeremy Lind Kenyans go to the polls for national elections on Monday March 4th for the first time since a conflagration of violence swept the country following disputed election results in 2008. An estimated 1,300 lives were lost in the violence, which nearly escalated into civil war before an Afr...
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Feb 15th, 2013
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By Maina Kiai, The Star opinion Kenyans go to the polls in three weeks to choose a new president. Memories of election violence five years ago are still strong, and justice for those crimes against humanity has yet to be achieved. Some police participated in those crimes: they fired into demonstratio...
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Dec 20th, 2012
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Antony Otieno Ong’ayo The 2013 general elections as a tipping point INTRODUCTION The political violence and near eruption of a civil war in the aftermath of the botched 2007 general election in Kenya is still fresh in the memory of Kenyans and the world at large. It took the efforts of Kofi Annan and...
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Nov 22nd, 2012
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by Joshua Tucker The heat is on in Kenya. And it’s not just because the rains are late. As the country prepares for it fifth multi-party elections on March 4, 2013, the competition is flaring. The top two contenders for the presidency are Uhuru Kenyatta and his National Alliance (TNA) and Raila Oding...
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Nov 21st, 2012
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EVERSON MUSHAVA FORMER United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan has rapped African politics that nurture the “Big Man” system, which he says has created dictators in the mould of President Robert Mugabe. Annan, a respected diplomat from Ghana, told the latest edition of the New African magazine th...