Opinion

What Becomes of Africa As the Foreign Aid Taps Run Dry?, By Adaeze Oreh

The present COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how vulnerable national health systems are and global tendencies towards nationalism and an inward-focus borne out of self-preservative instincts. If the foreign assistance tap is turned off permanently, millions of people in Africa will be left without the care they need, and lives will…
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Opinion

Wining the Battle Against Coronavirus Through Global Cooperation, By Anne-Marie Trevelyan

As our prime minister, Boris Johnson, said at the conference today: “The race to discover the vaccine to defeat this virus is not a competition between countries, but the most urgent shared endeavour of our lifetimes. We are in this together and together we will win.” Right now, the fast…
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Opinion

The Dangers of Exclusion: Lessons for Africa from Brexit and the US Elections, By ‘Dapo Oyewole

...in the shadow of ‘Brexit’, the rise of Trump and based on lessons from its own history, Africa has a chance to avert the dangers that come with economic and political exclusion. It can do so by opening up more political space to marginalised groups and spreading the dividends of…
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Opinion

As the world focuses on Nigeria, By US’ John Kerry and UK’s Philip Hammond

Nigeria’s more than 70 million voters will soon go to the polls to choose their country’s leader for the next four years. Whether the victor is incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan or opposition challenger General Muhammadu Buhari is entirely for Nigerians to decide. Around the globe, Nigeria’s friends will be united…
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Guest Columns

The Real Buhari: Between Passion and Sense, By Damola Awoyokun

On Thursday February 26, 2015, above the entrance, the blue Chatham House flag swayed calmly from side to side as the gentle morning wind cruised around this posh area of London. Buckingham Palace was one kilometre to the west, Downing Street another kilometre to the east, and all around were…
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