Why Zambia’s “Disgruntled” Young People Deserve Support

On Monday, 22 June 2020, some notable young people in Zambia staged a protest in an undisclosed location, lamenting Zambia’s multiple woes. Before the...
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The Lingering APC Crisis

The latest round of crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly led to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, ordering...

Nigeria: A Catch-22 or Nation of Churches and Mosques?

In matters that concern Religion and Philosophy, scholars have always leaned on the timeless remarks of John Mbiti’s African Religions and Philosophy (1969:1) that: “The African is...
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Secret Trials Down Under: Witness J, Witness K and Bernard Collaery

There a few more spiteful things in political life than a security establishment attempting to punish a leaker or whistleblower for having exposed an...

The Demystification of Mr. Muhammed Buhari

So when there is no shooting inside the Presidential Villa, involving the aides of the First Lady, (an office itself which is a subject...

Zambia’s Continued Slide to Authoritarianism under the Edgar Lungu Regime

With 14 months to go before the 2021 general elections, Zambia’s calamitous decline of democracy continues. Calculations by The Economist’s Democracy Index show that since Edgar Lungu...
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Nigeria and the Promises of Democracy

I was impressed with the first few paragraphs of Buhari’s Democracy Day speech. I thought they were quite good, unifying and inspiring. The speech...

Quadruple Heritage: The Drama of Post-Colonial Nigeria!

In one of my columns “Labels as Instruments of War”: A Post-COVID-19 Consideration,” I made reference to Prof. Ali Mazrui’s seminal thesis, The Triple Heritage - a film...
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Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s chances

The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominated candidate for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would...

Kidnapping, Banditry and Boko Haram now intractable

Until a few months back, the thought that kidnapping, banditry and Boko Haram, on the other hand, had become intractable was believed to be...

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