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  • Zimbabwe: Is Christmas Postponed?
    [Financial Gazette]A SOMBRE economic atmosphere has made Zimbabwe a subdued nation. There is no celebratory mood to embrace the coming of Christmas. December used to be characterised by public gatherings and public entertainment. "Bonus" was a buzzword that used to excite many. In the current economic environment, it has since become a nostalgic word.
  • Kenya: NGOs Accuse Govt of Targeting them Over ICC, Police Killings
    [The Star]A number of NGOs are citing their explosive reports on extrajudicial killings as well as perceived links to the Kenyan ICC cases for the ongoing government crackdown on the sector.
  • Kenya: Parliament Passes Security Bill
    [The Star]The Security (Amendment) Bill 2014 has been passed with a raft of amendments.

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Strategic Research and Analysis

  • Naira’s Dithering: Nollywood and Agriculture can aid ebbing Nigerian Currency Naira’s Dithering: Nollywood and Agriculture can aid ebbing Nigerian Currency
    Naira the fickle currency of Nigeria is quite sensitive to the depressing oil price in the international market.  Nigeria receives 75-80 percent of her foreign exchange from the export of crude oil. So once there are any negative changes or disruptions in the price of oil, it does adversely affect Naira and thereby reduces the quantity of foreign exchange accumulated by Nigeria.   The nosedive of oil price has the propensity to weaken naira and...
  •  Mrs Ojukwu, Nigerians in Diasporas react to Peter Obi’s Defection Mrs Ojukwu, Nigerians in Diasporas react to Peter Obi’s Defection
    Nigerians have been talking since the former governor of Anambra State decamped from APGA to the ruling national party PDP.  Obi’s defecting to PDP was anticipated, for Obi has not hidden his inner workings and interactions with the members of PDP.  While Obi was the governor of Anambra, his close relationship with President Jonathan, the PDP leader was there for everybody to see.  President Jonathan visited Anambra State numerous times and Obi...
  • Peter Obi’s Strategic defection from APGA to PDP:  The Anatomy of the Political kinesis Peter Obi’s Strategic defection from APGA to PDP: The Anatomy of the Political kinesis
    First and foremost, former Governor Obi has the right and privilege as a citizen of Federal Republic of Nigeria to switch to another party and associate with any organization or entity provided that he is not violating the constitutional law of the land.   There is no doubt that Obi is a strategist, realist and pragmatist. He knows when to stay put, when to go along and when to let go. In the lyrics of the song – “Gambler” by Kenny Rogers:...
  • Nigeria @ 54:  I am optimistic and bullish on Nigeria    Nigeria @ 54: I am optimistic and bullish on Nigeria
    Cynicism is the product of intellectual lethargy, especially when history and situational ethics have inveterate the prevailing supposition. As Nigeria celebrate her 54 birthday, the conventional dictum is to be cynical and pessimistic because of the numerous obstacles and challenges confronting Nigeria.   “It is better”, as Chinese says, “to light a candle than curse the darkness”.  But in reality and evaluation of the progress of the...
  • Reflection on US-Africa Summit Reflection on US-Africa Summit
      After the successful completion of US-Africa Summit, the news was dominated by Ebola explosion that ferociously and perilously stole the thunder from the rosy aftermath analysis of the summit.  But wait a second; I still have some reflections on the historic summit:   When I read on the pages of New York Times on President Obama summoning his African counterparts for the US-Africa Summit in Washington DC; my first reaction was purely based...
  •  South Sudan’s Deng responds to Ferry’s racial comment  :“HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM” South Sudan’s Deng responds to Ferry’s racial comment :“HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM”
    "Luol Deng signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Miami Heat in July and was tasked with the challenge of helping the franchise remain relevant after losing LeBron James… During a conference call on free agency last June, Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry used an insensitive remark about Deng’s African heritage that resulted in an internal investigation about how the organization handles matters of race. The examination unearthed a two-year...
  • WASSCE Big Failure: Practicalize WASSCE with Sustainable Curriculum WASSCE Big Failure: Practicalize WASSCE with Sustainable Curriculum
    A big dismal failure was recorded on results released for the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The examination conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) became a testament that something was absolutely amiss with educational system in Nigeria and West Africa sub-region.  While a total of 1, 705, 976 prospective candidates registered, it was only 1, 692, 435 candidates that successfully sat...
  •  3 Nigerian Born British Members of Parliament 3 Nigerian Born British Members of Parliament
    Chuka Umunna: Umunna is a British MP of Nigerian heritage. He was born 17 October 1978 in London to Nigerian father of the Igbo ethnic group and Irish mother.   In 2010 Umunna was elected parliamentarian, representing Streatham constituency on the platform of the Labour Party. Umunna who is popularly known as “UK Obama,” schooled at Hitherfield Primary School in Streatham, South London, and Christ Church Primary School in Brixton Hill....
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