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The Gambia and Confiscation of Jammeh’s Assets: The Road to the ICC?

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The authorities in the Gambia have on Monday confiscated bank accounts and assets belonging to the former President Yahya Jammeh. The action followed the authorisation from a court in the country, on Monday to freeze the assets of Yahya Jammeh, who is accused of stealing  $50 million (about 44.5 million euros) from the state coffer […]

Ivory Coast Mutiny: The Issues of Honesty, Trust, and Loyalty

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A four-day nationwide mutiny carried out last week by rebellious soldiers in Ivory Coast has made many to question the degree of control President Alassane Ouattara has over the military. More than that, the mutiny, which had occurred before in January, keeps one wondering whether the deserted soldiers see themselves indeed as an integral part […]

Africa and Youth unemployment

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In an exclusive interview with the BBC yesterday about the state of both Africa’s and Nigeria’s economy and politics, the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo insisted that the greatest challenge facing Africa is the high unemployment rate among Africa’s large youthful population. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who estimated that 60% of the continent’s population […]

A Choice Between Human Rights and Enforcement of Corporal Punishment

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Undoubtedly, education and good upbringing of a child are vital to the successful future of the child. The important Red Indian’s proverb, which says “when children are young, give them roots, when they are older, give them wings to fly” might appear contradictory on the source, but deeply, it carries a very powerful meaning. When […]

Proverb of the Week

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Abaguma bobalwa amatumu. (Mashi, Democratic Republic of Congo — DRC)) Ndugu wakisikizana vizuri wanashinda adui kila mara. (Swahili ) Les frères qui s’entendent bien ils arrivent toujours à vaincre l’ennemi. (French ) Brothers who get along will always defeat the enemy. (English) It is only when we are united that we are capable of achieving […]

African Religious Charlatanism and (In)Sanity

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Recently, the government of Zambia has reacted furiously to the growing number of spurious religious merchants in their country, who often portray themselves as prophets and missionaries and allegedly exploit and extort money from poor gullible Zambians, who are desperately in need of spiritual attention. Speaking about the serious religious cankerworm in Zambia, the Minister […]

Ivanka Trump Calls Her Father a ‘Champion’ For Families: Matters Arising

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The daughter of the United States President Ivanka Trump was booed on Tuesday in Germany after she called her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families.” On her first official assignment abroad as the special assistant to the father, the USA president, Ivanka Trump was speaking at a women’s economic conference in Berlin, Germany, organised to create […]