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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Columns

The New Normal In Africa: Beyond the Nigerian Elections, By Olúfémi Táíwò

The world, especially Europe and North America, is exhaling now. The Nigerian elections are over. Nigeria is still there; all the dire predictions of collapse, break-up, mayhem, and other terrible things foretold have not happened. A percentage of the felicitations directed at Nigeria, its government, and its people likely has…
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Opinion

Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (III), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

... Continued from last week. Even before arriving Senegal, I had heard so much about Goree Island. Every person I met who had visited Senegal asked me whether I planned to visit the Island. And my answer was always in the affirmative, even though I wasn’t sure how to create…
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Opinion

Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (II), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

... Continue from last week. So I contacted the tailor immediately to make sure she prepares the tsaraba within few days so I can take it with me; and so she did. But what is important is another tsaraba that I found in Dakar, which is common among Senegalese women.…
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Opinion

Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (I), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Before you start checking your dictionary let me start by explaining that tsaraba is not an English word. It simply means a present or a gift brought by a person from a journey.  In Hausa culture, as with many other cultures, the family looks forward to the tsaraba the head…
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