AU Membership: Morocco starts Arab/African war as it leads Arab walkout at Arab-Africa Summit

By Friday Nwosu Morocco’s drive towards its re-admittance into the African Union may have suffered a setback as the country staged a walkout at the Arab-Africa summit, leading eight other Arab nations along with it. Morocco is already acting desperate and trying to bully Africans into accepting its membership. Morocco arrogance is already manifesting in its attitude to Africa and […]

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African Union Membership: Frustrated Morocco suspects Sabotage by Algeria

By Friday Nwosu Morocco’s long wait for its reinstatement into the African Union maybe taking its toll on the country as she has alleged that there are inside forces within the union delaying her reinstatement into the AU. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the country, Nasser Bourita had expressed disappointment over the delay in reinstating the country four weeks […]

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Polls: How to spot impending African election theft-from miles away

On August 27, the good central African nation of Gabon went to the polls. All the drama of an African election followed. Opposition leader Jean Ping declared himself the winner. A day later the Interior Ministry (the Gabonese are not yet bothered with the appearances of an “independent” electoral commission) announced that the incumbent Ali Bongo Ondimba had won. Not […]

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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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Presidential jets tales in Africa from South Africa to Senegal

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Presidential planes are one of the perks of holding a country’s top post. In Africa, the relationship between some leaders and their aerial fleets can serve as a manual on how power is wielded – and often abused. The US president has “Air Force One” – or more specifically, two customised Boeing 747-200B aircraft fitted with secure communications equipment, a […]

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