Monthly Archives : April 2010

South Africa: Moral Leader on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

South Africa: Moral Leader on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

President Barack Obama has lauded South Africa’s moral leadership on the issue of nuclear non-proliferation at the just concluded nuclear summit in Washington . Obama praised President Jacob Zuma and his administration for keeping up their unique policy, after South…

3 Comments / 17 View / 21st April 2010

South Africa: Terre’Blanche Buried

South Africa: Terre’Blanche Buried

Reports from South Africa suggest that racial tensions are at their highest level since 1993. The sentiment comes as an understandable reaction in the context of the recent much-publicised murder of right-wing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche. Evidence of increase tensions can…

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Botswana: Church Ties

Botswana: Church Ties

Botswana’s Vice President Mompati Merafhe Tuesday 6th April 2010 praised the role of the Church as a ‘moral authority’ in the country. Merafhe spoke at the official opening of the country’s Old Apostolic Church, highlighting how the Church had been…

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Nigeria: Oil for Everyone

Nigeria: Oil for Everyone

An ambitious plan to share the proceeds of the country’s oil wealth with its people is underway. The Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Development Bill, also known as the Local Content Bill, would include regulations for the activities of multinationals,…

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Ribadu: Nigerian champion or political tool?

Ribadu: Nigerian champion or political tool?

The name Nuhu Ribadu, continues to evoke passion, admiration, hatred and [or] fear. These projected sentiments depend from which side one chooses to look at the name and equate same with the anti corruption fights and/or controversies in Nigeria. The…

2 Comments / 25 View / 7th April 2010

Nigeria: Yar’adua Visits

Nigeria: Yar’adua Visits

Last week, four Muslim clerics led by Sheik Ibrahim Datti Ahmad, the president, Supreme Council of Sharia rekindled the debate over the health of President Umaru Musa Yar’adua by visiting the ailing President. According to Datti, they were at the…

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