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25Sep

Big Question – Was The Arab Spring A Fasle Dawn? –  feature in the current edition of Arise magazine. Pleae read and add your comments. Many thanks to the various contributors and to Lara Akinnawo for your help. In order to read the full article, click on image, which will open in a new browser, […]






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3Dec

The recent International World AIDS Day, once again brought the issue of HIV/AIDS to our attention for 24 hours. However, we cannot afford to get complacent and relegate the discussion to a day’s event. I say that because people living with HIV/AIDS don’t live with it for a day. They eat, sleep and wake up […]






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11Sep

“Ten years since a perfect blue sky turned into the darkest of nights.” The words of Mayor Bloomberg, as he gave a moving tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Like most people, I remember where I was and what I was doing and the horror as I watched the second plane go […]






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7May

Much has been written about the use of rape as a weapon of war and from the perspective of female victims. Rarely, do we hear about the fact that men also suffer.  Well, let’s demystify that myth – MEN SUFFER FROM GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND THAT INCLUDES RAPE. In November 2010, it was reported by […]






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4May

Staying with the theme of health, my post for the last two days has been about healthcare in Africa, Africa’s Healthcare: Advances and Concerns Parts 1 & 2. Today, I am going across the ocean and with the help of CNN, African Voices, I would like to bring your attention to the story of Amina […]






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3May

In conclusion to the two-part series on Africa’s Healthcare: Advances and Concerns, the focus today is on neglected diseases and the need for more medically trained personnel in order to meet the needs of Africa’s citizens.   Neglected Diseases – South Sudan Kala azar (visceral leismaniasis) in recent months has become a major cause of […]






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2May

Despite Africa’s economic growth in recent years, healthcare remains one area where the continent struggles. Governments are faced with the challenges of coming up with solutions that will help maintain a healthy and thriving society.  In this two-part series, I will be exploring the areas, which remain a major main source of concern and where […]






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18Apr

The attacks are sadistic. The brutality with which they are carried out, defy comprehension. Impunity has replaced law and order and it appears the international community has lost its mandate to stem the continuous and gruesome use of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hence, I wonder, who will […]






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5Apr

Cote d’Ivoire and the troubles, which beleaguer this once promising and prosperous nation has been on and off, our screen for months. It is a dance of wolves, vultures and chickens, who don’t know when to give up and call it a day. Laurent Gbagbo’s action have been costly and in my opinion, unforgivable. He […]






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24Mar

We have seen the likes of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, criticise The UN Resolution 1973 as regards to Libya and the implementation of the no-fly zone. Let’s call a spade a spade, these two arse-holes have no right to speak considering their record in office. Like Gaddafi, they […]






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23Mar

Fela said music is a weapon and Angelique Kidjo said it is a window to the soul. Two very powerful statements about the power of music that I agree with.  Watching these two very different documentaries exploring the arts and its ability to influence people got me thinking because they opened my eyes to other […]






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17Mar

The world is spinning in a cyclone of uncertainty. From revolutions to natural disasters to continuous political upheaval. Let me start in Ivory Coast, where the political deadlock continues and there is no solution in sight! It is hard to take sides the more I learn about Laurent Gbagbo. I am not saying Alassane Ouattara, […]






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3Feb

In my opinion, Al Jazeera has had a fantastic coverage of the turmoil in Egypt  but their objectivity is questionable and sometimes, the views of commentators and questions asked by the news presenters has been acidic. Their bias in stating America’s hypocrisy has been blatant and sometimes, I wondered if this historic event was about […]






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