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BY JASON BORDOFF In his 2006 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush warned that “America is addicted to oil” and called for a sharp reduction in imports from the Middle East. The comments reflected a long-standing concern: For decades, dependence on Middle Eastern oil constrained U.S. foreign policy options in the region and required resources Continue Reading
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Press Release: As Nigerian Army troops sustain their relentless operations across the nation, more elements of the marauding Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents as well as bandits and other criminal elements have either been neutralised or arrested at their hideouts across the country and more of their abductees have been freed. On 7 Jan 20 for instance, […]Continue Reading
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While urging the Ivorian Parliamentary Assembly to go beyond expression of concerns relating to the situation of the five Ivorian parliamentarians in preventive detention since December 23, 2019, Amnesty International has, in a statement dated January 10, cautioned the authorities in Abidjan to grant right to a fair trial for members of the opposition. The […]Continue Reading
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By Olawale Rasheed  Something fundamental happened to the Nigerian federation last week.It was small but within it is a greater maximal political implication, especially for the much debated restructuring of the skewed federal structure.The South West region of Nigeria has consciously set the tone for national reforms in the security sub-sector. The emergence of Amotekun Continue Reading
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…Global Growth: Modest Pickup to 2.5% in 2020 amid Mounting Debt and Slowing Productivity Growth ….”Growth in Nigeria expected to edge up to 2.1% as the macroeconomic framework is not conducive to confidence” Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last year’s significant […]Continue Reading
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By Moustapha Abdelkerim Idriss With its new African policy, Turkey has won the confidence of African leaders. As Erdogan declared in Gabon in 2013: “Africa belongs to Africans; we are not here for your gold” Focusing on the African pre-colonial history is among the prerequisites to better understand Turkish-African relations. Indeed, Turkey, during its Ottoman […]Continue Reading
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By Jones Nhinson Williams A few years go,Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara and Guinea’s President Alpha Condé were in the political opposition of their respective countries crying wolf and deceptively promulgating how fair, democratic, transparent and accountable they were as progressive politicians who not only wanted to better their respective Continue Reading