Columns

What COVID-19 is Telling Us About Right-wing Populism, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The problem about right-wing deniers is that they not only do terrible harm to their own people but also to others who become collateral victims of their senseless acts. For them, human lives have no value, what has value is their image and the imperative of forcing everyone to accept…
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Opinion

Digital Rights in an Era of Repression, By Sodiq Alabi and Boye Adegoke

All lovers of human rights must turn their attention to the Forum in Abuja as it is where African experts and advocates would have their say on issues confronting digital rights in Africa and evolving and strengthening Africa-led initiatives towards entrenching digital rights on the continent. As a sort of…
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Columns

Last Woman Standing and the Return of Strong Men, By Azu Ishiekwene

In what appears to be the mother of all ironies, in the same week when Gurib-Fakim was packing out of the government house in Port Louis, the Chinese parliament, the National Peoples Congress, removed term-limit to the Chinese presidency. The exit of Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson from office in January at the…
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Opinion

Prophetic Predictions and Politics in Africa, By Stan Chu Ilo

Religious leaders in Africa must move away from prophetic predictions and fortune-telling especially in political and economic matters to reading the signs of the times in the light of God's dream for Africa. How for instance is the chaos in Burundi part of God's dream for Africa? Is it God's…
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Opinion

African Union (AU): Too Feeble To Decide or Stand, By Owei Lakemfa

That singular act of kowtowing to a power-drunken regime painting its cities and villages in the blood of its citizens, casted a dark pall on the entire Summit; it showed AU as too weak to defend African lives. Burundians would be left to drown themselves in rivers of blood unless…
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