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Brain drain could be holding opportunities for Africa

Abuja – When scientists and researchers from Africa and other developing regions gather, one can predict brain drain issue being on their agenda. The topic is usually characterised by lamenting on how it is robbing their respective backyards of talents needed for transformative development.

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Boko Haram: Recruited by Friends and Family

London – A recent study supported by the government of Finland has found widespread misconceptions regarding what drives people to join Islamist militant groups like Boko Haram.

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My people them dey stay for poor surroundings

Oct11

In 2012, the star architect Kunlé Adeyemi unveiled his “floating school” in Makoko, one of more than 100 slums in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Most of Makoko’s residents, who are estimated between 40,000 and 300,000, live in makeshift structures built on stilts on lagoon water.

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Nigeria: The shattering of the Buhari mythology

The reality of leadership has exploded the illusion of Buhari’s messianic abilities and exposed him as a prisoner of power – in other words, as just another politician.

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A way forward for LGBTI rights in Africa

A wave of homegrown leaders, movements and activists is sweeping across the continent and bringing with it African solutions to Africa’s LGBTI people.

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Nigeria backs bid by Uganda’s Kazibwe to chair AU Commission

Former Uganda vice president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe’s campaign for the African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson slot has been bolstered with Nigeria supporting her bid.

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