Opinion

Sub-Saharan Africa Must Protect Lives By Abolishing the Death Penalty, By Oluwatosin Popoola

The death penalty is a violation of the right of a human being to life and is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Opposition to the death penalty does not mean one condones crime. Anyone found guilty of a recognisable criminal offence after a fair trial must be held…
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Opinion

African Big Men and the Futile Search for Peace, By Anthony Akaeze

Since the outbreak of war in South Sudan, I have been intrigued by the country, and watching Kiir and Machar ever since, as they stomp about seemingly in search of peace that leads to nowhere, leave me wondering about the ways of man. That two individuals known to have brought…
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Columns

Will Biafra Go the Way of Catalonia and Kurdistan?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...for my Biafran wannabe brothers, please do some reflection and introspection, and seek other means of redress rather than the present course of action. The inspiration from Catalonia and Kurdistan is tempting, but all the indices that sustained their agitations up to the referendums are absent here. South Sudan, the…
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Guest Columns

The Politics and Ideology of Genocide, By Owei Lakemfa

There will always be reasons to justify genocide. However, it is for humanity to reject genocide, no matter its claimed justification; it is a crime perpetrated against humanity. The Republic of South Sudan, the young, land-locked African country which became independent of Sudan on July 9, 2011 is edging closer…
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Opinion

Open Letter to Buhari and the New Cabinet on the Biafran Agitation, By Yahaya Mohammed Usman

Mr. President, Council members, ladies and gentlemen, I send you glad tidings from my abode; I refuse to congratulate you because you do not deserve our cheers, but rather our sympathy and prayers. This sympathy is because you promised a lot under the "change mantra" - good roads, good housing,…
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