The Nigerian environment: A place of Human Expression or Human Machine?

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

 

Congratulations echo from the audience on both sides of the university ceremonial grounds towards the successful completion of the Bachelorate degree programme. The tone of his emotions is overwhelming, though unknown to him he has not forseen the challenges of acquiring a job amidst the dramatic rage of unemployed graduates across the country. Continue reading “The Nigerian environment: A place of Human Expression or Human Machine?”

Cameroon report reveals war crimes and torture in fight against Boko Haram

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Amnesty International

 

Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published. Continue reading “Cameroon report reveals war crimes and torture in fight against Boko Haram”

Pragmatic Corporate Social Responsibility and the Chevron example

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Jerome-Mario Utomi

 

The multifaceted volume of political and socioeconomic challenges facing nations globally (Nigeria, in particular) gives fillip to the theory that the economy of developing the nation should by no means be left in the hands of the government alone. It has been opined that these challenges and the burden of running the economy have become too enormous for the government to bear alone and may necessitate support from an “unusual” but legitimate quarter. Continue reading “Pragmatic Corporate Social Responsibility and the Chevron example”

45 elephants slaughtered this year in DRC National Park

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Byobe Malenga

 

Around 45 elephants were slaughtered in the first half of 2017, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Garamba National Park, straddling the Dungu and Faradje (Haut-Uélé) territories. Aladji Somba, deputy head of the park, delivered the figures earlier to the press. Continue reading “45 elephants slaughtered this year in DRC National Park”

Naija-Area: Simplifying complexity or complexifying simplicity?

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Prince Charles Dickson

 

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Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair

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Raymond Asante

 

It is a little past 11.00 am and the courtroom is silent. The accused, the defense attorney, the state prosecutor and even the judge who is supposed to be trying the case of the State are absent. In fact almost all the courts turn out to be empty. A clue to the mystery may lie in the smell of fried chicken wafting along the airy corridors of most high courts in my country Ghana which manages to get through less than half of the cases put before it each year, leading to an ever increasing backlog. Continue reading “Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair”

Decades of attacks, repression and killings set the scene for next month’s election in Rwanda

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Amnesty International

 

Two decades of attacks on the political opposition, independent media and human rights defenders have created a climate of fear in Rwanda ahead of next month’s election, human rights NGO Amnesty International warned in a new report published. Continue reading “Decades of attacks, repression and killings set the scene for next month’s election in Rwanda”