African Affairs

NIGERIA: LEADERS WHO STEAL – PSYCHIATRIST'S PERSPECTIVES (Part 1)

Written on July 13th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

NIGERIA: LEADERS WHO STEALS – PSYCHIATRIST’S PERSPECTIVES (Part 1) Dr Olayiwola Ajileye During one of my visits to Nigeria in late 2005, I was quietly waiting at the Ibadan Airport lobby to board my plane to Abuja. Looking around me, I found myself in the company of so many other co-trav...
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The Scramble for and the Partition of Nigerian Ailments

Written on May 6th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

By Pius Adesanmi   Very senior officials of the American, French, British, and German governments recently held fruitful discussions with their Nigerian counterparts in Accra, Ghana. The purpose of the meeting was to amicably resolve disputes that have developed over exclusive rights to treat t...
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Zimbabwe 2008 Elections: Watch this space

Written on April 1st, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

  Go to http://www.sokwanele.com/ Zimbabwe Elections : 2008 We are doing our best to bring you results as they come in. The results below are presented in TWO versions: Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced (the 'official' government results), and Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) res...
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Mandela and Mbeki: Whiteman's Lapdogs?

Written on March 17th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

MANDELA AND MBEKI: WHITEMAN’S LAPDOGS?   BY TAJU TIJANI        The only remaining truly totemic figure we have in our modern world is arguably Nelson Mandela. This former boxer, lawyer, womaniser and Robben Island rock-breaker has remained the hardest act ...
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Key points: Kenya power-sharing deal

Written on March 3rd, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

  BBC   Thursday, 28 February 2008, 17:41 GMT http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7269476.stm Key points: Kenya power-sharing deal Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga have signed a power-sharing agreement which will see the creation of a prime ...
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An Open Letter to Africa's Present and Future Leaders (by 2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellows)

Written on February 15th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellows February 10, 2008 AN OPEN LETTER TO AFRICA'S PRESENT AND FUTURE LEADERS “This continent has suffered too much.… We need the assistance and commitment of … young leaders to continue to speak up on behalf of the poor and the mar...
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HEALTHCARE THREATENED BY POLITICAL CRISES IN KENYA

Written on February 10th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

NAIROBI, 7 February 2008 (IRIN) - Health officials are concerned about the long-term impact of Kenya's political crisis on healthcare, especially in areas hardest hit by violence since the end of December 2007. "The most worrying issue is that of drug resistance among patients of chronic d...
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Would-Be Peacemaker Killed in Kenya

Written on January 30th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

  January 30, 2008, The New York Times Would-Be Peacemaker Killed in Kenya By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN NAIROBI, Kenya — Melitus Mugabe Were, a freshman member of Parliament, could have been one of the keys to unlocking Kenya’s crisis, but he never got the chance. He was a moderate oppos...
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Senegal pleads Diaspora participation in AU summits

Written on January 29th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

    http://www.apanews.net/apa.php?page=show_article_eng&id_article=53407 Senegal pleads Diaspora participation in AU summitsBy Omar Faye, Special Correspondent APA-Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) Senegal plans to propose a representation of the Diaspora with observer status in the next AU...
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Washington Post Starts an Online Magazine for Blacks

Written on January 28th, 2008 by
Categories: African Affairs

    Washington Post Starts an Online Magazine for Blacks By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Published: January 28, 2008 In attempt to broaden its online audience, The Washington Post Company on Monday is to introduce an online magazine primarily for a black audience, with news and com...
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