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Columns

South Africa: Will Ramaphosa Bring the House Down? (2), By Rafiq Raji

...he is certainly heading in the right direction. The key question is whether he would be able to stay the course as the casualties of his anti-corruption war start to get closer to home. Out of His Hands In a nutshell, while Ramaphosa’s position as African National Congress (ANC) president…
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Columns

South Africa: Will Ramaphosa Bring the House Down? (1), By Rafiq Raji

“But whether Ramaphosa succeeds depends on elections outcome on May 8th. But even if the ANC wins, he will face ferocious opposition to the clean-up from within his party. He will therefore need to tread carefully as it would be easy for rivals to remove him from the party leadership”.…
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Columns

The Nelson Mandela-Buhari Phenomenon, By Owei Lakemfa

Just as Mandela and his generation gave way to the younger generation in order to let South Africa move forward, so also does the Buhari, Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Abubakar Atiku generation need to quit the stage and let Nigeria progress. South Africa and Nigeria are Africa’s biggest economies and…
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Columns

A Home-Delivered WAEC Certificate, Buhari and El-Zakzaky, By Festus Adedayo

As ordinary as this back-and-forth argument on the certification of the president is, it only speaks volume of where we have got ourselves in terms of leadership in Nigeria. While leaders of the world are emerging as the most cerebral of them and concluding plans to get into the moon,…
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Opinion

Sol Plaatje: Prophesying the Future of His Dreams, By Kọle Ọmọtọṣọ

The search for that essay and for Sol Plaatje brought me to South Africa more than twenty-five years ago. To say that Sol Plaatje was a politician and a writer combined, is saying nothing new. What might not be familiar is the idea that he viewed his political frustration at…
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