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MADE IN MALABO MADNESS: EQUATORIAL GUINEA, POVERTY IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY

“Until our world decides that every human matters, that everyone has a right to food and safety and freedom and healthcare and equality, it is the obligation of those privileged to have food and safety and freedom and healthcare and equality to fight tirelessly for those who do not.” –

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FROM MAROKO TO TARKWA BAY: “LAGOS, THE POOR WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU!”

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” –Confucius, Chinese teacher and philosopher For the umpteenth time, a demolition squad roared into life in Lagos, leaving in its wake, sorrow, tears, blood, broken bones

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019

Theme: “Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty” This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 1989. This landmark human rights treaty sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their

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International Day of Democracy: UN Chief Urges ‘Active, Substantive and Meaningful Participation’

International Day of Democracy: UN Chief Urges ‘Active, Substantive and Meaningful Participation’ At heart, democracy is about people”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for Sunday.  “It is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation, and it is a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development and human rights”. While saluting all

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WHY I AM DISAPPOINTED ROBERT MUGABE DIED!

“He (Mugabe) is not even supposed to be alive because people of his age are all dead” — Matemadanda. Even though this statement by war veterans secretary general Victor Matemadanda sounds too harsh for the former Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, I am still disappointed he died. “The mouth of an elder

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Nigerian Political Big wigs

THE POLITICAL GOD-MAKERS ARE IN THE WORKSHOPS

They are here again! See them at the workshops; the political situation is heated up now and the table seem to be turning against their plots. Look at the political god-makers; they have gone into overtime production, crafting new models of politics, making and deploying new strategies, employing substitution and

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Vote buying

“MY VOTE IS FOR SALE!”

In a random street interview, Mr. Pius, an artisan, was asked about his opinion on vote buying. He wasn’t hesitant to say that if he sees a good offer he wouldn’t mind to get paid to vote for the highest bidder. Trust me, his response is reflective of many potential

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