Opinion

Should the G5 Sahel Include Algeria?, By Benteboula Mohamed-Salah

...in the long run, there is a growing awareness of the need to address the underlying causes of instability in the Sahel region, which are terrorism, underdevelopment, weak governance, and poverty, all of which are, at least in part, linked to climate change. The G5 Sahel guides the African Union…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Opinion

Why Success or Failure Is Always In the Details, By ‘Tope Fasua

In all the countries we admire in the world, one thing is common to them – at some point they resolved to start obsessing about their environment. That is why when we visit there we enjoy the ambience. No great country is chaotic, disorganised and dirty. It’s about attention to…
See More »
Opinion

Frivolous Petitions Bill and Restrictions On Freedom of Expression and Opinion in Nigeria, By Nonso Robert Attoh

A bill was recently sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah in the Nigerian Senate titled the Frivolous Petitions (Prohibition, etc.) Bill 2015. The bill immediately provoked the ire of the Nigerian public who considered it as an attempt by the legislators to tamper with the freedom of expression of Nigerians…
See More »
Opinion

IDPs in Nigeria and a Call for Urgent Intervention, By Olawale Rotimi

There is an urgent need to break protocols in recognising and caring for victims of deadly attacks in Northern Nigeria. These bureaucratic hindrances are irrelevant for a compassionate government. All barricades against displaced persons must be lifted; government and its agencies should scout for displaced persons from settlement to settlement…
See More »
Columns

Does President Muhammadu Buhari Have A Conscience?, By Femi Fani-Kayode

"Aside the 105 soldiers killed by Boko Haram, additional 34 soldiers were killed two days ago but it wasn't in the news"- Deji Adeyanju. I concur with Mr. Deji Adeyanju. The most heartless and reprehensible thing that our government could have done is to cover-up the fact that 105 of…
See More »
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…
See More »
Columns

Burkina Faso: The Stupid Coup and Peoples’ Power in West Africa, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the coup cannot hold as the civil society and trade unions all over Burkina Faso are fully mobilised and demonstrations have continued in spite of the killing of about a dozen people by the putschists. The era of the coup d’état is over in Africa. We must continue to consolidate…
See More »
12