Nigeria's economy about to achieve global status

Feb
24
Razia Khan

The year 2014 will go down as a milestone in Nigeria’s history. With a current per capita income of $ 1,725 this is the moment when Nigeria’s economy achieves global scale ... Given its vast and rapidly growing population, it cannot fail to demand an ever greater share of the global investor’s attention

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How to win the 2014 Indian general election

Feb
24
Jonathan Power

Drum beats are already sounding for the 2014 general election in the world's largest democracy, India, the country that shows China, how it is supposed to be done. There is a sense in the country that the ruling Congress Party and the influential Gandhi/Nehru core of it is on its way out after 10 years in a government that has hit the highs and the lows.

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Corruption: moral hazard or all in the genes

Feb
24
Okot Nyormoi

Corruption is never far from the spotlight. With the European Union’s recent report that corruption is losing the Community billions in dollars a year, corruption is headlines again. European Union report followed reports from Uganda that billions of dollars in aid money meant for war victims of northern Uganda have gone missing from the office of the prime minister. In Kampala the prime minister did not resign much lees lose his job

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Mandela: the unfulfilled promise of the rainbow nation

Feb
24
Daniel Adawa

Leadership failure in Africa continues to define Africa as the preeminent disaster region of the world, still at this late hour dependent on donor aid despite its enormous resources. Recent events in South Sudan and the Central African Republic are only the more dramatic face of Africa in crisis

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Nelson Mandela: man of steel, master of symbols, disciple of big ideas

Jan
17
Okello Oculi & John Otim

Mandela was a man of steel who went for the substantive but a man who understood that when it comes to the pursuit of the big thing there were times when symbols were just as important. And he always played the game in such a manner that it was easy for opponents to dimiss or underrate him.

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Minefields of intrusive trauma: Aboke abduction: haunting memories of paradise lost

Jan
17
John Otim, Ekkehard Doehring, Sabine Becker

One night as they slept a group of girls, aged between 12 and 16, were abducted from the campus of their elite school in a village 25 kilometers outside the northern city of Lira in Uganda.  For 4 brutal days they were frog marched through the bush into virtual slavery by the LRA, the rebel army that was marauding in the region.

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Gathering of the tribe: a year on at Lango Conference 2012

Jan
17
John Otim

Just days before Christmas 2012 there took place in the northern city of Lira (Uganda) a gathering of the tribe. The Langi, a major nationality group in Uganda numbering some 3 million converged on the war ravaged city from all corners of the land and from around the world. Decades of conflicts in Uganda had produced a disproportionately large Lango Diaspora.

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Mo Ibrahim of the Sudan and his grand Prize for Good Governance in Africa

Jan
17
Okello Oculi

The Sudan that Mo Ibrahim knew came into independence on January 1, 1956 waving the visionary horizon of being the bridge between Black Africa and Arab Africa. From its northern border with Egypt to its southern border with Uganda it hosted the River Nile and its mission of robbing rich soils from the highlands of Ethiopia and East Africa and hauling it to fertilise and support crop-growing agriculture in Egypt.

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