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Economic Crisis: 14 things Nigerian governors fail to do to cut waste

Economic Crisis: 14 things Nigerian governors fail to do to cut waste

The current decline in global crude oil prices is a wake-up call for Nigerian states to rise to the realities of looking inwards to survive through the difficult times. Most states of the federation apparently live from hand to mouth, severely feeling the impact of plunging oil prices. Every month, their representatives go to Abuja […]

Angola’s veteran leader Dos Santos says to step down in 2018

Angola’s veteran leader Dos Santos says to step down in 2018

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power since 1979 and is one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, said on Friday he intended to step down in 2018 but gave no reason for his decision and did not name a preferred successor. Angola, a member of OPEC and Africa’s second largest oil exporter […]

Trudeau Declares Himself ‘Proud Feminist’ in Open Letter to Mark International Women’s Day

Trudeau Declares Himself ‘Proud Feminist’ in Open Letter to Mark International Women’s Day

Justin Trudeau is a proud feminist. And it’s about time all of us are. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau published a letter this morning in the Globe and Mail as part of its “Work in Progress” series that looks at the global struggle for gender parity. “We have seen great advancements in Canada […]

18 Fascinating Women Who Have Tried To Run For President Since 1872

18 Fascinating Women Who Have Tried To Run For President Since 1872

This year, Hillary Clinton has come closer than ever before to becoming the first female presidential nominee for a major party — and potentially the first female president of the United States. But before there was Hillz and Carly, there was Victoria Claflin Woodhul. And Shirley Chisolm. And Sonia Johnson. In total, there have been […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe will not pick successor, wants to live to 100

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe will not pick successor, wants to live to 100

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says his successor must be chosen democratically and that his wife will not automatically inherit the role, a warning to feuding members of his ZANU-PF party that he is still in charge after 36 years in power. The comments from Africa’s oldest leader, now aged 92, are his clearest indication that […]

Trump triumphs; Clinton douses ‘Bern’

Trump triumphs; Clinton douses ‘Bern’

The big Super Tuesday wins yesterday by Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have brought both campaigns that much closer to clinching their respective party’s presidential nominations. Last night’s victory speeches indicated both candidates are now looking beyond the primaries toward the general election in what is expected to be scorched-earth campaigns from both […]

Social Media Is Now the Most Dangerous Threat to Africa’s Leaders

Social Media Is Now the Most Dangerous Threat to Africa’s Leaders

The 2016 election in Uganda is now in the past and the most consequential job in the land was retained by the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni. Thus far, pundits have variously told us what we can learn from the exercise; the presidential debate attended by all candidates including the incumbent; the man’s re-election to a […]

Hillary Clinton Faces Social Media Sexism Which Cannot Be Minimized

Hillary Clinton Faces Social Media Sexism Which Cannot Be Minimized

The Washington Post presented a 6-chart study documenting how much sexist verbiage Hillary Clinton receives on social media, and how many of these slurs can be blamed on “Bernie supporters” versus “Right Wingers.” While this study offers useful information, it cannot capture the long term effects of what Clinton and her supporters endure by way […]

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

Breaking news: Having a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president. That’s the message rapper Killer Mike, quoting feminist Jane Elliott, sent to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders when Killer Mike said, to great applause, “A uterus doesn’t qualify to you to be president of the United States.” To which students of […]

Niger holds tense vote, with Issoufou running for second term

Niger holds tense vote, with Issoufou running for second term

Niger closed its land borders and ramped up security on Sunday for an election in which President Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a second term promising to crush Islamist militants and reduce the country’s deep poverty. Security forces patrolled cities and villages in case of unrest or militant attacks. Some voters said they had never […]