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An Alternate View of the Global Terrorism Index 2018 -By Philip Agbese

“Statistics without context are meaningless” – Dr Kelvin Kemm The Global Terrorism Index 2018 is out. The annual report, published since 2000 by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), monitors trends in terrorism worldwide. Since the 2018 edition was published there has been a flurry of interest around it. Whether this interest is to […]

An uprising against the anti-poor policies of 41-year old French president, Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frederic Macron, had been long expected before it broke out about three weeks ago. What was not clear before then, was what would trigger it after he had assumed victory over pensioners, railway workers and the labour unions. As it turned out, […]

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No use denying that there is not a lot that is disagreeable about how judgmental we always tend to be. Most of the time we jump into conclusion without actually understanding what is fully happening; we judge by what we see or hear, but is that enough? Even those who are endowed in that respect […]

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The IFRS foundation has twenty two trustees with the following geographical leanings: six from North America, six from Asia/Oceania, Six from Europe, one from Africa, one from South America and two from any other part of the world. The IFRS foundation is the governing body of the international financial reporting standards saddled with appointing members […]

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Late in December 2015, precisely on the 21st, I had arrived India from South America and the Caribbean shores after seventeen months spent in over seven countries within both continents as a student, an immigrant and an adventurer.  In Bangalore city I intended, as a foreigner, to study. A crowded place, about twelve million people, […]

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Let us begin with some collective introspection. I have become increasingly convinced that, between leadership and the led, there is only a very thin dividing line, often nearly indistinguishable. There is no question in my mind that, most often, the so-called led are their own worst enemies, even to the point of self-betrayal and treachery […]

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Africa needs technologies to develop its resources and meet the needs of today and its growth. The harmony of this development can be achieved if it does not rest on the real value of Africa. This value existed before the appearance of religion. We are not against religion but religion has led to the disappearance […]

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Jamal Khasoggi was an Arabian journalist, and Washington post columnist, murdered at the Saudi Arabia consul in Turkey, his body was thereafter, dismembered as reported by various news stories, this was as a result of latest updates, concerning the news. The world watches on, as the culprits or any suspect is yet to be condemned, […]

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I enjoy so much discussing with my wife on every matter of life. I sometimes discuss with reservations when her female emotions try to undo her reasoning. Sometimes, we recall the past and review our shortcomings to each other. But I must confess that she often accuses me of “keeping off” even when she wants […]

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Packaging a message to the Future – An Opportunity for Black Africans -By Abimbola Lagunju

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It is an unfortunate fact of our existence as Blacks that African contribution to human history has been and is being actively negated by the drivers of current civilization. Eurocentrism that neatly carved out every other race from any contribution to human development has had to grudgingly accept the role of Asians and Arabs in […]

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