Opinion

The Paradox of a New Normal – Anything In It for Us?, By ‘Tope Fasua

At the end, we are looking at a scenario in which advanced technology will ensure that we become even more dependent on the rest of the developed world, and infinitely more vulnerable. With this will come less respect, and more hazards by the way of abuse, cheating, xenophobia and other…
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Opinion

To My Black Kins: We Must Rally To Pull Down Systemic Racism, By Osasu Igbinedion

Dear Queens and Kings, The wind is finally behind us. After centuries of discrimination and racial injustice, the world is now waking up to our reality as black people. As a black woman living in the African continent, Nigeria to be specific (which is the most populous black nation in…
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Opinion

Africa: An Unsung  Continent In the Fight Against  COVID-19, By Solomon Zewdu

The story of this pandemic is far from over, and Africa’s leaders and citizens must continue to chart a course that protect lives as it rebuilds economies. Still, the continent’s performance so far is an early bright spot. Africa deserves the world’s recognition and is a reason to be hopeful…
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Opinion

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s chances, By Reuben Abati

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 now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent’s decision to take his exit a year earlier was received with great…
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Columns

Africa’s Population Explosion: A Ticking Time Bomb, By Ebere Onwudiwe

Policymakers on the continent should know that our current population explosion is bad news. That it is a time bomb, ready to be detonated by a palpable youth bulge that is already fuelling insecurity in some countries. In a clear "Africa Day 2020," message last Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari warned…
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Guest Columns

Post-Coronavirus: Africa’s Manufacturing Moment, By Muhammadu Buhari

In the new post-coronavirus age, Nigeria — and Africa, more broadly — wishes to benefit the world, not be a drag on its resources or to seemingly be forever in need of aid. At last, after years of poor governance, we have the people, the purpose and the political will…
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Guest Columns

Rallying A Global Response To the Impact of COVID-19 On Africa, By António Guterres

The United Nations, and I personally, stand in total solidarity with the people and governments of Africa, and with the African Union, in tackling COVID-19. UN agencies, country teams, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian workers are providing training, expertise and other support. The African continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has…
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Opinion

Africa: Designing a New Trajectory For a Post-COVID-19 World, By Adewale Ajadi

In Africa, we have a choice and it is one we seem to have never previously been courageous enough to consider since we were reduced by slavery and subjugated by colonialism. We are at a time when the effect of the pandemic should call our better angels towards a more…
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Opinion

What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of Coronavirus, By Atiku Abubakar 

We are at a crossroads, and we need to think and act our way into taking the right road. History will forgive us if we make the wrong decisions, but it certainly will not forgive us if we take no decisions in the misguided belief that others will save us.…
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