THE UNEMPLOYMENT LEVEL, ECONOMIC performance decline, ratings downgrades, power crisis, high levels of crime and corruption and service delivery problems – it is no secret that our country is in a state of crisis. Government and the ANC, however, have been happily putting out the “good story to tell”...
WHY IS AL-SHABAAB increasingly targeting Kenya? In its statement following the attack, Al-Shabaab claimed it acted to avenge atrocities it alleges have been committed by the Kenyan military deployed in Somalia (now part of the African Union peace- support operation AMISOM). This puts pressure on the Kenyan commitment to that...
ON 28 MARCH, NIGERIA conducted a historic presidential election. Despite a chaotic voter registration process and a fear of violence, the polls went smoothly – the result, when it was announced, was unprecedented. For the first time in Nigerian history, an incumbent president had been defeated. Muhammadu Buhari and his...
Despite the doomsday predictions about Nigeria prior to the recently concluded general elections, the country once more showed its resilience as it came out of the elections unscathed. Indeed, Nigeria's democratic credentials were further consolidated with the peaceful outcome of the presidential election that saw the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari, an...