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BY KATIE BO WILLIAMS The candidate’s surrogates are outlining a plan to beat China’s leaders, not change them. In April, Joe Biden, the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee, issued a controversial campaign ad slamming President Donald Trump for “roll[ing] over for the Chinese” in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.  The ad cast […]Continue Reading
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Sometimes political orders break apart. But beware the dangers of what comes next. By Stephen M. Walt Whenever political and social upheaval occurs, William Butler Yeats’s famous poem “The Second Coming” (1919) immediately springs to mind. Are we at a moment in history where, “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed […]Continue Reading
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…Calls for engagement The Vice President, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode has affirmed that the American Treasury department is mistaken about its call for a fresh probe of the President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, calling for engagement with Washington on the issue. The chamber leader in […]Continue Reading
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I am still trying to wrap my mind around the way Nigerians are empathising so strongly with African Americans as they protest the gruesome murder of George Floyd by the Minnesota police. Social media in Nigeria continues to buzz with emotional post and comments. Some persons have even suddenly found the poetic and philosophical sides […]Continue Reading
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Press Release -Federal government should set up commission to investigate policing crisis -‘Racism and white supremacy are fuelling these killings and the police response to the protests’ – Rachel Ward Reacting to heavy-handed, militarised policing in response to protests in several US cities this weekend following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Continue Reading
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The chaos that started in Minneapolis has spread across the US. More and more cities have deployed National Guard to maintain order on the street and imposed a curfew. The protests even emerged near the White House.  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz publicly said, “As you saw this expand across the United States, and you start […]Continue Reading
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Amidst conflicting reports, the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank has denied news reports that it has conceded to American demand for an independent probe and immediate stepping aside of the bank President,Akinwumi Adesina over alleged infractions. In a statement signed by the Minister of Planning and Development of the Republic of Côte […]Continue Reading
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By Segun Samson According to several informed sources in and outside of Africa’s premier development institution, this was and always has been an insidious attempt by the United States to remove Akinwumi Adesina, a Nigerian, as President of the Bank. For the record, the United States vigorously opposed him during his election in 2015. Ever […]Continue Reading
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Donald Trump accused Twitter of interfering in the 2020 presidential election in the US As a post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. Mr Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.” […]Continue Reading