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  • Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Battles With Energy Poverty
    [IPS]Harare -Janet Mutoriti (30), a mother of three from St Mary's suburb in Chitungwiza, 25 kilometres outside Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, frequently risks arrest for straying into the nearby urban forests to fetch wood for cooking.
  • Congo-Kinshasa: Much Aid, Little Long-Term Impact in DRC
    [IRIN]Nairobi -Aid agencies have sunk hundreds of millions of dollars into eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two decades. But seeing little long-term impact or prospect of stability, some are now calling for an overhaul of the way aid is delivered in the long-troubled region.
  • Central African Republic: World Must 'Wake Up' to Enormity of Crisis - UN Official
    [UN News]The top United Nations humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) is calling for increased protection of displaced communities in the northern town of Batangafo, where relief agencies are working hard to ease suffering as the country's ongoing conflict drives a steady stream of terrified people into the area seeking safety.

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Strategic Research and Analysis

  •  President Jonathan Vs Gen. Buhari:  May the best man for 21st century Nigeria  win President Jonathan Vs Gen. Buhari: May the best man for 21st century Nigeria win
    First and foremost, what do I mean by 21st century Nigeria?   The word 21st century is now ubiquitous and superfluous in any political and economic dialogue but its significance have not diminished nor become pliable.   21st century has been called the century of possibilities and at one point it has been called the African century.  The 21st century is anticipated to be a century that Africa will put her house in order and take her place under...
  • Ben Affleck on goodwill and sustainable livelihood in Congo Ben Affleck on goodwill and sustainable livelihood in Congo
    Affleck needs no introduction especially among those who are conversant with Hollywood. Affleck is a Hollywood movie star, who has distinguished himself with his goodwill and philanthropic endeavors.     He is the founder of the foundation, Eastern Congo Initiative, which is dedicated to a vision of “an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes...
  • Uzo Aduba, star of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ – “My mother is a survivor of the Igbo genocide.” Uzo Aduba, star of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ – “My mother is a survivor of the Igbo genocide.”
    I am the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. My mother is a survivor of both polio and of the Igbo genocide during her country’s civil war in the late 1960s. Each Igbo name has a story behind it, so upon my birth, my mother carefully chose my name to be Uzoamaka, which means “the road is good.”   My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of...
  •  Nigeria’s naira officially devalues; Interest rate raised as oil price plummets Nigeria’s naira officially devalues; Interest rate raised as oil price plummets
    Analysis
    As crude oil price continues to nosedive and with limited war chest to shield naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has officially devalued naira by 8 percent and raised interest rates by 100 basis points.   Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor and the delegated chair of Nigeria’s Reserve apex bank announced the development in Abuja after the emergence meeting with the members of the Monetary Policy Committee. With this devaluation...
  •  Bob Geldof’s Band Aid: Thank You but Africa‘s Image is Sagging Bob Geldof’s Band Aid: Thank You but Africa‘s Image is Sagging
    Enough is enough. Another ‘We are the World for Africa’ or ‘Live Aid’ jamboree courtesy of the singer turned humanitarian activist, Bob Geldof to commemorate thirty years of Ethiopian famine.   Thirty years ago, before Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South, before Nigeria became the largest economy in Africa, even before the current economic miracle in Ethiopia there was a disaster on a biblical proportion that took place...
  • Naira’s Dithering: Nollywood and Agriculture can aid ebbing Nigerian Currency Naira’s Dithering: Nollywood and Agriculture can aid ebbing Nigerian Currency
    Naira the fickle currency of Nigeria is quite sensitive to the depressing oil price in the international market.  Nigeria receives 75-80 percent of her foreign exchange from the export of crude oil. So once there are any negative changes or disruptions in the price of oil, it does adversely affect Naira and thereby reduces the quantity of foreign exchange accumulated by Nigeria.   The nosedive of oil price has the propensity to weaken naira and...
  •  Mrs Ojukwu, Nigerians in Diasporas react to Peter Obi’s Defection Mrs Ojukwu, Nigerians in Diasporas react to Peter Obi’s Defection
    Nigerians have been talking since the former governor of Anambra State decamped from APGA to the ruling national party PDP.  Obi’s defecting to PDP was anticipated, for Obi has not hidden his inner workings and interactions with the members of PDP.  While Obi was the governor of Anambra, his close relationship with President Jonathan, the PDP leader was there for everybody to see.  President Jonathan visited Anambra State numerous times and Obi...
  • Peter Obi’s Strategic defection from APGA to PDP:  The Anatomy of the Political kinesis Peter Obi’s Strategic defection from APGA to PDP: The Anatomy of the Political kinesis
    First and foremost, former Governor Obi has the right and privilege as a citizen of Federal Republic of Nigeria to switch to another party and associate with any organization or entity provided that he is not violating the constitutional law of the land.   There is no doubt that Obi is a strategist, realist and pragmatist. He knows when to stay put, when to go along and when to let go. In the lyrics of the song – “Gambler” by Kenny Rogers:...
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