Opinion

Suspension of Sudan From African Union Not Enough, By Femi Falana

While the suspension of Sudan from the AU is a welcomed development, it should be pointed out that it has no serious impact on the junta, and is not enough to address the issues of the accountability of perpetrators and justice for the victims. The AU should therefore mobilise member…
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Columns

Al-Bashir, Bouteflika and Change In Africa, By Owei Lakemfa

...as Africa arose from the ashes of the slave trade and the grave of colonialism, so shall she rise from its current tragedies. Change is natural; its genuine winds shall blow through our mother continent. As part of international delegations, I met Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir thrice when he was…
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Opinion

Biafra, Quit Notice and All that Nonsense, By Azu Ishiekwene

Should there be more devolution of powers and responsibilities to the states? Yes. But you only need to inspect the havoc in many of the states to understand that until citizens themselves begin to hold governments at all levels to account, 180 million countries out of Nigeria will produce the…
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Opinion

Africa: How Africa Can Fix the International Criminal Court

The demand of South Africa's ruling African National Congress that the government should pull out of the International Criminal Court is defeatist, naïve and reactionary, says Professor John Dugard, the country's pre-eminent expert on international law. In a guest column for AllAfrica, he writes that African states have largely themselves…
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Columns

The 9th Earl of Bathurst and the Nigerian State, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Allen Christopher Bertram Bathurst, the 9th Earl of Bathurst is a British peer whose other title is Lord Apsley. He and I were colleagues at Harrow School, the best private school in the United Kingdom, 30 years ago. In 1985 he said the following: "Nigeria is a toilet of a…
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Opinion

Compelling Africa and Middle East’s Refugees and Migrants Crises, By Segun Balogun

Either as refugees or asylum seekers, many people keep daring the peril of the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to cross into Europe where, clearly, they are unwanted. According to a BBC report, a former NATO commander said “dozens of boats are departing daily from the North African shore, without any control…
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