Opinion

Impeaching the “Useless and Costly” Senate for African Power Adventurers, By Owei Lakemfa

The primary lesson President Aziz has taught Africa is that the best way to meet the challenge of opposition, is to abolish it; the best way to treat a Senate that will not cooperate, is to eliminate it. Skillful traditional dancer, Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, narrowly danced out…
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Opinion

Transition from President Zuma to President Zuma, By Owei Lakemfa

...in my analysis, Dr. Zuma will clinch the ANC leadership and party ticket, and succeed her former spouse as the president of the Federal Republic of South Africa. It might be a transition from President Zuma to President Zuma. In one swing, South African President Jacob Zuma swept the governments…
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Opinion

The Mandela Legacy: the Costs of Not Pushing Hard on Economic Freedom, By Rafiq Raji

...with the benefit of hindsight, Mr. Mandela should have paid as much attention to economic freedom as he did the political one. Some might say he was constrained somewhat. This is doubtful. The apartheid regime only caved in because it had no choice. Mr. Mandela could have pushed harder. Whether…
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Opinion

G20 Vs. Africa: Still Same Old Tokenism, By Rafiq Raji

These are mostly related to aids for the development of youth and women. One initiative aims to create million new jobs by 2022, with a skills programme for more than five million With one-third of Africa’s 420 million youth unemployed and another third in vulnerable employment, these initiatives would barely…
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Opinion

Nigeria-South Africa Recessions: What Africa’s Biggest Economies Must Learn, By J.J. Omojuwa

To get out of recession and return to the path of economic growth, both Nigeria and South Africa will have to implement key reforms in departure from the archaic and unprofitable way of running government. If the rest of Africa expects Nigeria and South Africa to chart a pathway and…
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Opinion

OUT OF THE BOX: The United Xenophobic Republic of South Africa, By Majeed Dahiru

Nigeria should not have, among other naïve diplomatic excursions on the continent of Africa, opposed the Western backed National Party dominated apartheid regime of South If Nigeria and Nigerians had prospered like other Western allies of apartheid South Africa, the black populace would have respected us more because we would…
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Opinion

How Long Shall They Kill Our People?, By Shola Oshunkeye

...the Federal Government must act fast and decisively. The administration must hit while the iron is still red hot. Failure to act decisively would mean that Nigerians in South Africa, like other migrants in that country, will continue to live in an open prison. This headline is not original. It…
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Guest Columns

South Africa’s Wrestle With Its Past and Future, By Owei Lakemfa

The ANC might not have failed, but it has failed to meet the expectations and needs of the people; it might also be losing steam. It has two options, either to continue in its old way of non-fundamental reforms and eventually losing the people, or making a radical turn by…
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