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South Sudan: Not Yet Uhuru

South Sudan: Not Yet Uhuru

Going by the estimates of the United Nations, UN, over 1,000 persons have died in the violence that erupted in South Sudan on December 15, 2013 when forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting Riek Machar, his former vice-president, took up arms. Malakal, a gateway city to the oilfields of the Upper Nile

House Deputy Speaker Shuns APC

Emeka Ihedioha, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives has dispelled rumours that he was about to defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC. Ihedioha told constituents at Mbutu, his home in Mbaise local government area of Imo State that such speculation was unfounded.  The state governor, Rochas Okorocha, who won the seat on

Jonathan Replies: Obasanjo’s letter designed to incite war

President Goodluck Jonathan over the weekend wrote a reply to the 18 page letter written by the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. In his reply, President Jonathan debunked the allegations the former president made describing it as lies and threat to national security calculated to incite the entire citizenry into ethnic disharmony. LETTER:   “I

‘IBB Can Sweet-talk Anybody to Death’ – Debo Bashorun

“…During that regime, people died, they just died without an idea of what caused their death.” – Major Debo Bashorun, former Press Secretary to General Ibrahim Babangida   He is one man who can be said to have devoted his entire adult life to the cause of fighting injustice. To start with, even his foray into

Obama and Castro: Can Mandela End The Cold War?

  What appeared like a routine diplomatic exercise at FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Tuesday December 10,2013, is beginning to evoke an ecstatic debate in the United States, and before long in Cuba over the future relationship between the two countries. Mr. Barack Obama, president of America had on his way to read his tribute

At Mandela’s Burial: Graca is Woman of the Moment

Just how much important is Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of late Nelson Mandela? Not much to Jacob Zuma, South African president. Dressed in black and seated very close to Graca Machel, Mandela’s widow at the memorial service for Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, Winnie failed to make the list of dignitaries recognized by Zuma. Reading

Zuma Extols Mandela’s Virtues, Honours Him

Jacob Zuma, the South African president has called on South Africans to cease mourning but celebrate the fact that they are Mandela’s compatriots having lived through his time. The South African president was addressing the crowd of foreign dignitaries and South Africans who gathered at the FNB stadium in Soweto. Incidentally that was where the

Rites of Passage for Mandela

Thousands of people, including about 80 heads of governments, are converging on the FNB Stadium Soweto, South Africa to participate in the funeral rites of Nelson Mandela. President Jacob Zuma, the incumbent president of the country has just finished addressing the mammoth crowd at the stadium. Mandela who died last Thursday is loved by people

The Final Walk to Freedom

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 95, first black president of post apartheid South Africa, takes the final bow   After a year of ill health and several scares that he was set to depart earthly life, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, famous anti-apartheid icon and one of the world’s beloved statesmen, finally passed away peacefully at his home in

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