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Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

21Jan

The more I learn about Sudan, North and South, the more I realise there is so much we don’t know about that nation but the image of war we have seen on our screens. Enjoy watching and I hope you learn a thing or two.

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20Jan

In Order to understand what the people of South Sudan are voting for, it is important to understand the history of the nation as a whole, North and South and gain insight into the conflict between both sides of the border. Enjoy!

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14Jan

Omar Bashir, rarely gives interviews to western media and the last time I saw and heard him speak at length was during the interview with the BBC, conducted by Zaina Badawi. He spoke to Al Jazeera about the possibility of the South going ist way after the referendum vote. The question is, do you believe […]

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13Jan

South Sudan has been on our screen for days and weeks now, leading up to the referendum vote and during the vote.  It is not enough to be interested if the nation will split into two or not. We also need to understand the reasons behind the journey South Sudan has been on. watch, Enjoy […]

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7Dec

An alarming title for a post but since the world media is expert at creating sensational, alarmist headlines, I would like to indulge with them on this occasion.  After all the Economist, once had a cover declaring, Africa: A Hopeless Continent. Where do I start, let’s see, my beloved Africa would be a good place […]

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6Dec

Much has been written and said about Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most iconic figures of our time. Hence, you cannot help but ask what his newly published book, Conversations With Myself, could possibly tell us, which we did not already know.  Well, perhaps this, “One issue that deeply worried me in prison was […]

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29Nov

In the last few days, I have been consumed by my reading and research into the plight of Congolese women while writing my articles. At some point, I have pondered and wondered, what do I write about which has not been written? What have I got to say that has not been said. In fact, […]

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25Nov

You can say what you like, ‘diss’ them all you want and criticise them from Arizona to Alaska but you cannot deny they have got it going on! My world, what a smart lady. They say behind every man is a strong woman, I disagree. Beside every man is a strong woman and Michelle Obama […]

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24Nov

Zainab Salbi speaks and the world listens. She is the founder and CEO of Women for Women International. It takes a special woman to stand up and say, enough is enough and takes action to follow through. Watch and find out why I love this lady. She is more than three times a lady in […]

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23Nov

Over the weekend, I heard these words spoken by Dr Pat Francis, a revered humanitarian based in Canada, “Poverty is systemic and it starts with the government. Where Africa is concerned, it started with slavery right up to colonialism.” If you will allow me, I would like to add, today, that systemic poverty is in […]

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4Nov

What can I say about the current edition of the New African and New African Woman magazines which both publications don’t tell you when you pick them up? The New African is celebrating its 500th edition and what a bumper edition. From the editorial which is simply titled, 500 and Still We Rise to retrospective […]

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1Oct

“Nigeria is fifty, electricity is a mystery, corruption is a priority, crime is prime, water never, security not a priority. What are we celebrating? Please tell me!” – This was the Facebook status of my baby sister, she is 15. Nigeria’s malaise affects all regardless of age. Nigeria is an eventful lady that much we […]

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24Sep

RANT 101: Watching this interview makes me angry. I am one to enthuse about giving people a second chance but every bone in my body says Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda does not deserve and should not be given a second chance. Nigeria, Nigerians and the world don’t owe him and should not give him one. In […]

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8Sep

Dear Pastor Terry Jones, Let me start off by saying, I’m fully aware the bible says, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.” However, believe me when I say, if I were in a position to ‘club’ or ‘brush’ you across the head, I would. When I’m done, I would ask God for […]

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2Sep

Is it me or is she secretly a comedian when she is speaking? You have to be alert! 🙂

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18Aug

Ashok Viswanathan is co-founder and deputy coordinator of OBV. In his own words, he explains why Britain’s ethnic minorities must and need to participate in the political process of the nation. Belinda: In comparison to the African American experience where politics is concerned, how much work does the Black British community of Britain still need […]

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12Aug

Lee Jasper is a political commentator and a leading campaigner for social justice and race equality. He was a Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities for the former Mayor of Greater London and was recently awarded the 2010 Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution in the fight for race equality in the UK […]

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11Aug

Lee Jasper is a political commentator and a leading campaigner for social justice and race equality. He was a Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities for the former Mayor of Greater London and was recently awarded the 2010 Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution in the fight for race equality in the UK […]

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