Opinion

South Africa: Attacks Against Nigerians Reflect Our Failure of Governance, By ‘Tope Oriola

The lives of Nigerians will be valued when we begin to elect leaders who know what they are doing. Statecraft needs to improve in Nigeria. Statecraft is serious, demanding socio-scientific business. It is often the difference between impoverished countries (whose citizens are maltreated everywhere) and thriving ones whose citizens are…
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Columns

The Tail Wags South Africa-Nigeria Dog, By Azu Ishiekwene

South Africa appears to be fighting for its future, but it’s taking on the wrong enemies. Among other things, the authorities must now crackdown on hate crimes, review the country’s broken immigration system and create more opportunities in the townships. Politicians must take responsibility. One of the most telling summaries…
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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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Opinion

Africa and Its Fickle Vehicles for Power-Grab, By Kọle Ọmọtọṣọ

Political parties in Africa for now are short term conveniences when power is the objective, a ladder to use and throw away. So, can such parties create and guarantee democracy in African countries? The African National Congress (ANC), formed in 1912 by African intellectuals, traditional chiefs and leaders, as well…
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Columns

South Africa: The Complications of Free Higher Education, By Rafiq Raji

Market forces that have been found to engender optimal pricing for goods and services have also been found to serve the education system quite well. So as a practicing economist, I see how fraught with risks for the economy the new free education policy is. As an African who has…
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Opinion

‘King George’ Weah and the T.B. Joshua Connection, By Tawia Acheampong

...did Joshua play a potentially vital role in Weah’s eventual triumph? I guess it’s only time that will tell whether his visit to The SCOAN was a mere political ploy or an expression of genuine faith. Let’s hope Joshua’s counsel – which, going by his track record of humanitarianism, will…
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