A Thought for Burundi

Africans ought to spare a thought for Burundi; the country is in political turmoil, and it will probably pay in terms of lives and...

Herbert Wigwe’s Burden

It’s uncertain that he knew the town hall video meeting would leak. When Herbert Wigwe, the Managing Director and CEO of Access Bank hosted...
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The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia

Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia. When matters economic are going well, authorities...

COVID-19, Oh Nigeria, “Gambu”

Gambu You dey sing for thieves Gambu You go sing for me Person wey befriend rat go chop shit but I go Still dey follow you if you you...

A Life that Defies Expectations: A Tribute to Kenneth Kaunda at 96

28 April 2020 marked the 96th birthday of Zambia’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda (informally and affectionately called KK). Born in Lubwa, in what was...
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Africa and the Coming Cold War 2

As we all speculate on the nature of a post COVID-19 world order, one thing seems certain – the altercation between the USA, the...
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Coping with Coronanomics

The global economy is in a tailspin. IMF and the World Bank have both predicted a contraction of the global economy with developing economies...

Where the infinitive or gerund fits in a sentence

Over the past week, I glimpsed several grammar constructions worth sharing on this platform. A lot has been going on following the threat of...

COVID-19, Nigeria, and the realities, the changes…

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is not far away, there are changes, is Nigeria ready, great country, great people, poor people, and very...

Magufuli’s on COVID-19: When Populism goes to Dangerous Extents

When John Pombe Magufuli was elected President of Tanzania in 2015, there was widespread frenzy and optimism, inspired by his seemingly pragmatic brand of...

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