World Economic Forum

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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...
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Jan 30th, 2013
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Justice Abubakar Talba, just recently handed Mr. John Yusuf only a two-year jail sentence for conniving with others to defraud the office and pensioners of N27.2bn. The Judge gave him an option of fine in the sum of N750,000 for the three offences he pleaded guilty. The Judge seem to have allowed Mr....
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Jan 27th, 2013
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Prashant PanjiarBy custom, many Ethiopian parents won’t name a child for weeks, in case the baby dies. Sebsebila Nassir, pictured above with a health worker, named her newborn daughter Amira—’princess’ in Arabic—on her immunization card the day sh...
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In Nigeria
Jan 23rd, 2013
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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Nigeria’s president is warning that if Islamist terrorists in Mali are not contained there will be a spillover effect upon some Western and African nations. President Goodluck Jonathan told the World Economic Forum on Wednesday that terrorists “always want to cre...
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In East Africa
Jan 20th, 2013
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Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will embark on a working visit to Switzerland and Ethiopia tomorrow with engagements in Geneva and Davos devoted to drawing the attention of more members of the international business finance community to Nigeria’s immense investment potentials. President Jonatha...
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Jan 9th, 2013
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By Hilina Taye There is no doubt that 2012 was one of the most memorable years in our history. We witnessed high dramas, an unforgettable protest, a tyrant’s global hide-and-seek game, the elite’s wailing and cries, a mass hysteria, a dictator’s funeral in par with North Korea, the coronation of a pu...
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Jan 1st, 2013
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Ethiopian entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun started Sole Rebels in 2005 in order to create jobs and sustainable prosperity in her country. Courtesy: Sole Rebels ADDIS ABABA , Jan 1 2013 (IPS) – Innovative Ethiopian footwear manufacturer Sole Rebels will open its second retail outlet in Taiwan this...