Buhari’s Victory Rekindles Hope, Redefines Ethnic Regions, By Steve Ayorinde

After the last few days of fever-pitch, vociferous campaigns and apprehension, it all ended on a good, albeit dramatic, note. Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections turned out to be Nigeria’s watershed poll ever. An opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), which emerged out of a merger of four…
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Gbagbo, general elections and the Ides of March, By Steve Ayorinde

An astonishing piece of news from Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday is presumably getting the whole of Africa to talk. Simone, wife of the former president of this intriguing West African country was sentenced to a 20-year jail term for her role in the post-election violence that got three thousand people…
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