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October 2018
Academic

Nigeria: Why Buhari’s Academic Qualifications Saga May Doom His Re-Election Bid

Posted: October 30, 2018 at 6:01 am   /   AFRICA, Article

In 2015, controversies surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s academic qualifications were largely dwarfed by a seeming thirst for an alternative to the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) 16-year stint in power. Faced with a similar situation again ahead of the forthcoming general elections, it could greatly hunt the President this time around, in an era […]

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Zewde

Ethiopia: Zewde’s Appointment Could Boost Abiy’s Ongoing Reformation

Posted: October 27, 2018 at 8:48 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

Sahle-Work Zewde was recently appointed as Ethiopian President by the country’s parliament after the shocking resignation of President Mulatu Teshome, and many believe her track records could further boost Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed’s reform push in the East African nation.   Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome shocked many when he announced his resignation from office in […]

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Premeditated

Saudi’s Admit Khashoggi Killing Was “Premeditated”

Posted: October 25, 2018 at 5:22 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, WORLD

After intense international pressure and in stark contrast to previous Saudi reports, the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate was “premeditated,” the country’s attorney general said Thursday.  “The public prosecution received information from the Turkish side through the Joint Working Group between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Turkish Republic, […]

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Comoros

Why Comoros Political Crisis May End In Civil War

Posted: October 25, 2018 at 1:44 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, WORLD

For the past few days, Comoros has been engulfed by unrests caused mainly by frequent clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in Anjouan, one of the country’s main island. Any end in sight? Yes, but not likely soon, at least. The tense atmosphere in the country is caused by constitutional changes introduced by incumbent […]

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CNN

CNN, Democrats Targeted: Suspicious Packages Appear to Be Linked

Posted: October 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics, U.S.

Federal officials continue to investigate suspicious packages that were delivered to over half a dozen Democratic figures as well as the CNN bureau in New York.  News broke on Monday after a suspicious package was found at the home of philanthropist George Soros.  The device intercepted at Mr. Soros’s home, located in a suburb of […]

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Cameroon: 85 Years Old Paul Biya Wins Seventh Term

Posted: October 22, 2018 at 8:53 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, Politics

Paul Biya, 85, has been declared the winner of Cameroon’s presidential election held on October 7, 2018. According to the election results announced on Monday by the Constitutional Council in a state television broadcast, Biya, sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader won 71.3 percent of the total votes to defeat his main rival, Maurice Kamto who polled […]

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Kanu

Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu Resurfaces, Says He’s “Coming Back With Hell”

Posted: October 22, 2018 at 8:59 am   /   AFRICA, Article

Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,(IPOB) allegedly missing, has maintained that the group’s quest to secede from Nigeria remains unchanged, noting that “it’s referendum or nothing else.” The IPOB leader stated this during his first public broadcast on Radio Biafra which kickstarted by 6 pm on Sunday. Speaking during the live […]

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Tunisia

Criminalizing Racism; How Tunisia Is Leading The Revolution Across Arab Countries

Posted: October 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES

Tunisia is seemingly leading a revolution across Arab nations with strings of reforms, the latest of which is the passing of a law criminalizing racial discrimination. Tunisia recently passed a bill into law, known as the “Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” Act; criminalizing racial discrimination- one of the significant challenges the North African […]

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Menendez

Fact Checking Hugin Underage Prostitution Ad Vs Senator Bob Menendez

Posted: October 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

Its the Bob Hugin campaign ad on Senator Bob Menedez sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic true or a political hit-job by desperate republican fighting for survival in the polls?     The New Jersey Senate race between Republican Bob Hugin and Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is getting the country’s attention as the […]

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Women

Ethiopia Makes Strong Case For Women Inclusion In Governance

Posted: October 18, 2018 at 6:40 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

On Tuesday, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed announced a new cabinet with women occupying 50 percent, a move that further strengthens calls for greater inclusion of women in governance in the continent. The Abiy Ahmed revolution continues to sweep across Ethiopia. While the Prime Minister has so far earned commendations from various quarters for his strings of […]

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