Africa: How West Africa built the muscle to weed out dictators and keep the peace

How West Africa built the muscle to weed out dictators and keep the peace Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago. Following the resolution of the political impasse in The Gambia, a great deal of attention has focused on the role played by the […]

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Africa: I’m the biggest and oldest importer of stockfish – Godson Iheaku

His face glistened as he stands, shakes hands with well-wishers, business partners and friends. Dressed in blue simple, elegant attire with a cap to match, his chubby face beams a smile that underlies his robust and gracious nature. As the crowd mills around, it’s impossible to feel the grandeur in the air. It is a surprise birthday bash for him […]

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The Mundari: The tribe dying for their cows

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country, and it has witnessed immense change since gaining independence in 2011. The promise of peace has given way to civil war, and tribal rifts continue to run deep, permeating political affairs. Over two million people have been displaced according to the UN, and tens of thousands killed. Amid the tumult is the Mundari, […]

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Inside Friendship Hotel where Dimka was arrested

By Uchenna Inya Much may not have been heard about where Lt. Col Suka Dimka was spotted and arrested. Dimka who played major role in the February 13, 1976 abortive military coup against the government of General Murtala Mohammed fell in love with a place called Ehugbo in Afikpo Town, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi State because of […]

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Nigeria: Oru Stranded Refugees from Liberia- We Have Been Abandoned

By Gbenga Akinfenwa Eight years after the Oru Refugee camp, Ogun State, was officially closed down, hundreds of the Liberian and Sierra-Leonean stranded refugees have alleged abandonment by the authorities, to face the hard side of life. Situated in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state, the camp was opened in 1990 following the civil wars, which ravaged both […]

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Pope Greets Pro-Biafra Activists at the Vatican During Angelus Prayer

Pope Francis greeted a group of activists from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group, who are campaigning for secession from Nigeria, after they gathered at the Vatican on Sunday. IPOB is led by Nnamdi Kanu, a U.K.-Nigerian dual citizen who is currently detained in Nigeria, facing trial for treasonable felony. Kanu is the director of Radio Biafra, an underground […]

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