World Economic Forum

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Introduction Ethiopia suffered as a victim of two major wars initiated by the aggressor Italy under the guise of bringing civilization to her ‘backward’ citizens. Actually the invaders proved to be barbaric in that Ethiopians showed mercy to captured, dead or wounded Italian soldiers in the war theat...
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May 21st, 2014
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Boko Haram Tolu Ogunlesi NewAfrican Africa’s most populous country appears to be experiencing both its best and worst times – being crowned as Africa’s largest economy, amidst a mounting brutal terrorist insurgency which is entering its sixth year, with no signs of letting up.  ON a Tuesday morning e...
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May 9th, 2014
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by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 1. As this is the first plenary session of this Conference, let me use this opportunity to welcome you all to Abuja for this gathering of the World Economic Forum. Nigeria is proud to host this event, the first time the Forum is coming to West Africa. We wish you a [&hellip...
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May 7th, 2014
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by Stephen Hayes The kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, followed by the announcement by the leader of Boko Haram – the terrorist group which has claimed responsibility for taking them – that the girls are to be either sold or forced into slavery is beyond appalling. It amounts to mass rape. It al...
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May 3rd, 2014
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The Huffington Post  | by  Eline Gordts Nigeria is hosting the World Economic Forum next week, and while the country’s chairmanship was intended as a moment to celebrate its growing economic power, a major bomb blast in the capital and the kidnapping of more than 200 girls has shifted attention...
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Apr 25th, 2014
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by Reuben Abati State House Press Release – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Thursday reassured the global community of the safety of all participants in next month’s World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja. Speaking at an audience with China’s new Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Gu Xiaojie who pre...
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Jan 27th, 2014
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By Theophilus Ilevbare– “Corruption is not the cause of all the problems confronting Africa. In terms of security, Boko Haram is the biggest challenge we (Nigeria) have at the moment.” – President Goodluck Jonathan “For Mr. President to have said that corruption is not our number one problem th...
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Jan 27th, 2014
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By Merkeb Negash, opinion This is to respond to Tagel Gethahun’s viewpoint headlined, “EPRDF: The Best Answer to the Democratic Question” (Volume 14, Number 715, January 12, 2014). I will try to briefly elucidate the paradoxes and fallacies in Tagel’s assumptions and his premi...
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Mar 24th, 2013
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By Joel Brinkley American Voices Tribune Media Services – Just outside President Goodluck Jonathan’s office sat 17 ambulances, just in case he or one of his aides fell ill. They were seldom if ever used. No actual health-care facility nationwide had as many, and in fact a few still have n...
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Feb 1st, 2013
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Since the onset of the global financial crisis in the third quarter of 2007, emerging markets gained more prominence as they drove economic growth. Investors took an interest in emerging markets, which offered attractive investment opportunities relative to America and the rest of Europe which were r...