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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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Al-Shabaab Takes ‘Last Gasps’ in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa – The explosion went off at 2:40 on a Sunday afternoon, on a tree-lined side street in Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa. The area was a quiet one – home to foreign diplomats, domestic civil servants and several embassies – and the blast was strong enough to kill two men, startle the neighbours, and demolish a small home.

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South Africa and Nigeria, best of ‘frenemies’

Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe met with his Nigerian counterpart in Cape Town this week as part of the Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission to thrash out all the petty administrative issues between the two countries.

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Africa: competition for the AU Commission leadership intensifies

The African Union’s (AU) Eight-member Ad hoc Committee of Heads of State and Government (Committee of Eight) met in Cotonou, Benin on 14 May 2012, to discuss the election of the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and members of the AU Commission.

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Beyond the Nigeria fuel subsidy crisis

One would think that being a citizen of a country with the second-largest oil reserves in Africa came with some perks.

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Yobe bomb blast: US warns citizens in Nigeria

ABUJA- Following weekend’s bomb blasts and gun attacks in Damaturu, Yobe State capital by Islamic sect, Boko Haram which claimed more than 100 lives, the United States Embassy in Nigeria has warned its citizens in Nigeria to avoid luxury hotels in Abuja which may be the next targets of the sect even as the death toll has risen to 100.

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