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  • Reflections on Violence and Nonviolence in the Arab Uprisings

    BY DR. GUY BURTON | 11.04.2011 Following the overthrow of the Tunisian and Egyptian presidents in the last two months, the Arab uprisings appear to have stalled. Across the Middle East, the region’s leaders appear to have absorbed the lessons of Tunis and Cairo quickly in order to remain in power. The use of state repression,

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  • The Sociolinguistics of a Nollywood Movie

    Dr. Emmanuel Adedayo Adedun | 11 October 2010   This article demonstrates that the use of English in Nigerian (Nollywood) movies is linguicist. Linguicism is a terminology coined by Phillipson to depict ‘’ideologies, structures, and practices which are used to legitimate, effectuate, and reproduce an unequal division of power and resources (both material and immaterial) between

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  • Cameroon’s Golden Anniversary of Independence: Anything to Celebrate?

    Prof. Alpaslan Ozerdem | 01 June 2010   As is the case for 16 other African countries, this year is the 50th anniversary of independence for Cameroon. The year of 1960 was a remarkable turning point in the history of those countries, as it was the end of colonisation with many hopes and expectations invested for a future

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  • President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria’s Frail Democracy

    By Chris, M. A. Kwaja | 03 October 2010   The death of the Late President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’adua on Wednesday, 5th May, 2010, created a power vacuum that was immediately filled by his Vice, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who became acting President following the inability

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  • 2010 World Cup not for all Africans

    By Thembisa Fakude |15 April 2010   In May 2002, the Federation of International Football Associations (Fifa) decided to rotate the hosting of the World Cup tournament to a different continent every year.   Football, or soccer, as it is known across the Atlantic, is the most popular sport in Africa and many of the continent’s brightest

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  • Nigeria: The urgent need for strategic leadership

    By Phillip Eyam-Ozung | 24 March 2010        The real implication of modern globalization reducing the world into a global village is that every inch of the global space has since become part of the world’s competitive landscape in which all people, enterprises and nations must compete for all available resources and opportunities in a

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  • The Sarkozy technique

    Kaye Whiteman 04 March 2010       I make no apology for returning again to the subject of France in Africa. Last week, I brought it in to my reminiscences about coups in Niger Republic, if only to reflect on changes since the bad old days of unmitigated skulduggery. But we have recently had

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  • ‘We have to find the courage to celebrate our diversity’ Kofi Annan

    01 March 2010       When Nelson Mandela walked to freedom 20 years ago, he re-entered a society seemingly irreversibly split by the evil of apartheid. An explosion of violence, to many, seemed inevitable. It is a tribute to his extraordinary leadership and vision – and a yearning for peace among all the people of

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  • The Day De Klerk Changed the Course of History

    F. W. de Klerk 02 February 2010   One of the questions I am invariably asked in international interviews is whether a Damascene conversion led me to initiate the changes that I announced on February 2, 1990. At the root of the question lie somewhat simplistic views of the development of government policy before 1994.

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  • Two Years to Self Destruct in Sudan

    John Norris Imagine if we had enjoyed the luxury of knowing, two years before it happened, that Yugoslavia would disintegrate in 1991. Or just think if U.S. diplomats had been able to predict years earlier exactly when the Soviet Union was going to collapse. One certainly hopes the United States would have been better positioned

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  • The Most Dangerous Place in the World

    Jeffrey Gettleman   when you land at Mogadishu’s international airport, the first form you fill out asks for name, address, and caliber of weapon. Believe it or not, this disaster of a city, the capital of Somalia, still gets a few commercial flights. Some haven’t fared so well. The wreckage of a Russian cargo plane

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