US Election: American Triumphalism after Cold War created the Putin Phenomenon and the new Russia

As the Soviet Union was breaking up 25 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev expected the United States and its Western allies to provide vital aid. The former Soviet president thinks their failure to offer significant help wasted a chance to build a safer world and resulted from short-sighted gloating at a Cold War rival’s demise. In a wide-ranging interview with The […]

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Africa: Inmates population in Nigerian prisons hits 63,000 —FG

THE Federal Government has revealed that total inmates population in Nigerian prisons stands at 63,000, with about 45, 263 of them awaiting trial. Government has, however, entered into partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and concluded plans to drastically reduce overpopulation in most of the prison yards across the country. Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman […]

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Africa: Visa on Arrival grew Rwanda arrivals by 22% and 50% for trade with East Africa

The image of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chadian President Idriss Déby proudly holding the first two copies of the newly launched pan-African passport at the African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali this month marked the type of historic moment rarely seen at such gatherings, where outcomes are often measured in declarations or resolutions. With the launch […]

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Why Africa Must Unite

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By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, the shocking exit of Britain from the European Union has compelled me to choose this important topic today. I had voted on Thursdayin London to keep Britain in the EU but the proponents of Brexit won the day, unfortunately. Prior to that important day in the British calendar, I had listened keenly to both sides […]

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Akinyemi: Blame foreign policy recklessness for Brexit

BolajiAkinyemi is a professor of Political Science and Nigeria’s former minister of External Affairs. Following Thursday’s landmark vote by the British to leave the European Union and the consequent resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, he told MARCEL MBAMALU, that the calamitous development was caused by immigration crisis that was triggered by UK’s foreign policy recklessness as well as the […]

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Africa: African Union launches all-Africa passport

By Kieron Monks As the European Union threatens to unravel in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave, the African Union is pursuing a path of closer integration through the launch of a common passport that will grant visa-free access to all 54 member states. The electronic passports will be unveiled at the AU summit in Kigali, Rwanda, later this […]

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Africa: Economic crunch bites as flights to Angola are stopped by LAM Mozambique

Mozambique’s state-owned airline LAM Mozambique announced it will suspend flights to the Angolan capital Luanda from July 1, blaming financial and operational difficulties as the government struggles with a debt crisis that is crippling the economy. The announcement comes amidst the restructuring process of the company, its product and its route network. The Mozambican Government last year recommended to LAM’s […]

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African Trade: Zimbabwe lobbies neighbours on ivory trade, will not burn stocks

Zimbabwe is seeking support from its neighbours to be allowed to engage in international trade in ivory and will not burn its 70 tonnes of ivory stocks as Kenya did last month, the environment minister said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe and Namibia are bidding to open up international trade in elephant ivory, against initiatives led by Kenya for a complete global […]

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African Trade: Zimbabwe lobbies neighbours on ivory trade, will not burn stocks

Zimbabwe is seeking support from its neighbours to be allowed to engage in international trade in ivory and will not burn its 70 tonnes of ivory stocks as Kenya did last month, the environment minister said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe and Namibia are bidding to open up international trade in elephant ivory, against initiatives led by Kenya for a complete global […]

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Africa for Africans through travel, trade

By Christopher Farai Charamba Richard Mullin once said: “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa . . . for he has so much to look forward to.” Over the past few years the global perception of Africa has been changing. The Africa rising narrative coupled with the positive growth rates in many […]

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