Politics Category

WHEN COMMUNICATION IS NOT RHETORIC

O’Seun ODEWALE writes about Nigeria’s Ministry of Solid Minerals Development and their efforts are improving communication, the work of the ministry and the ministry’s key work: “Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining Industry – On The Road to Shared Mining Prosperity”.

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A Critical Review of the European Agenda on Migration for Third Countries and Key Considerations for Africa

With increasing numbers of refugees overwhelming European borders, the EU decided to put in place a strategy to ensure that lives are saved, rates of return to countries of origin are increased and migrants and refugees stay close to home and avoid taking dangerous journeys. Key targets to be achieved in this strategy include working with partners to improve the legislative and institutional framework for migration, assistance in capacity building on border and migration management, encouragement for voluntary return and support for reintegration and stemming of irregular flows while offering legal migration channels. 93/2836 words.

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Job Opportunities – Sierra Leone

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone seeks to fill three (3) positions in its programming in Freetown, North East and South East Regions.

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Sierra Leone’s New Constitution

the abridged draft report (2016) has been produced to highlight the major recommendations from the CRC, for further consideration and validation by the people. Issues are sequenced into thematic areas that have been looked at during the two years inclusive process

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Deconstructing the Youth Development Agenda: Putting Young Women First | INCLUDE Platform

My contribution to Dutch Foreign Policy formulation in (West) Africa. “There are no singular straightforward answers but first we do need to understand what we are dealing with. Much of (West) Africa’s problems are what we call “wicked problems” – they are ingrained, systemic and multi-faceted. You do not solve “wicked problems”, you “re-solve” them […]

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Ebola=System Failure: Why A Grassroots Response is Necessary

Ebola has deepened poverty in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Human rights were abused; many rights were taken back by the state. The social, political, economy and the cultural spaces have been affected and changed in many ways.
Tsike-Sossah Simon shows how systems have failed in those countries affected by Ebola.

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Mocking the Next Generation: International Youth Day

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health.”. The UN Secretary Generals’ statement on the […]

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Politics of Ebola: Facing the Pandora

When the first stories of ebola was reported in the Kailahun areas in Sierra Leone, it was treated with disdain by the authorities in Freetown. Indeed the feeling carried out was that of  “this too will pass”. Indeed on national radio and television, some people attempted me say it was not true that the disease […]

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I Feel Alright

The blind Ghanaian Musician simply called “Nipa Nua” did his rendition of James Browns’ “I feel Alright“. Nipa Nua was discovered legendary Faisal Helwani. Mr. Helwani founded Bibini Records in 1964 managing and producing great music and names that included Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his Egypt ’80 Band. I am wondering why as a country […]

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The LGBT-Q debate: Where is our sovereignty?

The posturing adopted by African and Western Gay Rights activists only serves to make increasingly vulnerable the personal safety of the people they claim to want to protect. I am yet to see anyone that is gay, stays within the law, does not go flouting the rules (knowing that until the law is revised he is in the wrong) being lynched and or haunted.

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