Columns

Ouattara and Power: Until Death Do Them Part, By Owei Lakemfa

...France which has invested so much in Ouattara would not allow the anti-imperialist Gbagbo return home. Despite that, it is not certain its stooges will win the October vote, so it is re-running Ouattara as a sure bet. Rather than allow Ivorians freely elect leaders of their choice, the French…
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Guest Columns

Buhari’s Trip To Banjul And The Morning After, By Azu Ishiekwene

The buffoon must be removed immediately. This is the single most important task for Buhari and other ECOWAS leaders as they meet in Abuja this weekend. There’s no need asking why Gambian President Yahya Jammeh changed his mind and minced his words. After 22 years in power, Jammeh has learnt…
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Opinion

African Leaders Should not Run Away from Justice, By Stan Chu Ilo

Rather than cry that they are being “hunted” by ICC, African leaders should make a commitment to respect human rights, be faithful to fix-term limits, free and fair elections, rule of law, transparency and good governance. They cannot run away from the ICC through false accusations. Rather they should co-operate…
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Opinion

Laurent Gbagbo: ICC and Ivorian Reconciliation, By Owei Lakemfa

What the country needs is national reconciliation, not a show trial. A country where all citizens will be equal, not one in which a part feels conquered. In keeping Nelson Mandela in a South African jail, the Apartheid system was able to turn to him for assistance in national reconciliation,…
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Opinion

Bishop Kukah and the Jonathanian Logic, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

His second point–perhaps the Jonathanians’ strongest–is that Jonathan is a hero. He is a hero because he conceded defeat in an election he clearly lost. This perhaps was what he meant by “spectacular actions” he took. He is a hero therefore should not be investigated. He is immune from been…
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Opinion

Early Warnings, Political Risks and Democracy In Africa, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

In an earlier article, I argued for the importance of effective early warnings in the management and prevention of avoidable conflicts in African countries. In the said article, I also argued that conflicts don’t just manifest in their elaborate forms, that there were usually early warnings which went largely ignored…
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Guest Columns

Jonathan, Buhari and their Supporters, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The build up to the 2015 presidential election was akin to that of a nation preparing for war. The two main political parties threw in everything into the battle; name calling, character assassination, loads of criticism, most of which were completely unnecessary. Tension was high and it was obvious that…
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