Dino Melaye and Democracy in Nigeria

[This Day] In September 2004, the then Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Joshua Dariye was arrested in London by officers of the Metropolitan Police on allegations bordering on money laundering. But before he could be arraigned in court, he jumped bail. T…

[This Day] In September 2004, the then Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Joshua Dariye was arrested in London by officers of the Metropolitan Police on allegations bordering on money laundering. But before he could be arraigned in court, he jumped bail. The moment Dariye arrived Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo, working in concert with then Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, moved in to get the governor impeached. The idea was to stri

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Triumph of Political Gangsterism and Despotism in Somalia

[Fahamu] The recent vote of no confidence against former Speaker of the People’s House of Somalia, Mohamed Osman Jawari, in very troublesome circumstances, is a clear indication of the gangsterism nature of the country’s politics. To exit from being a …

[Fahamu] The recent vote of no confidence against former Speaker of the People's House of Somalia, Mohamed Osman Jawari, in very troublesome circumstances, is a clear indication of the gangsterism nature of the country's politics. To exit from being a failed state, there is need for strict adherence to the constitution, democratic values, and rule of law by all citizens.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Reform Is the Way Forward for South Sudan

[Fahamu] The current challenges in South Sudan require drastic reforms beyond the call for President Salva Kiir to resign. South Sudan needs politicians, men and women, whose motivation is the wellbeing of the people of South Sudan and not self enrichm…

[Fahamu] The current challenges in South Sudan require drastic reforms beyond the call for President Salva Kiir to resign. South Sudan needs politicians, men and women, whose motivation is the wellbeing of the people of South Sudan and not self enrichment.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

The Somalia-Somaliland Talks – A Crossroads or a Dead End?

[Fahamu] Somaliland’s government perceives the talks as an opportunity to gain recognition; Somalia’s federal government, on the other hand, envisages recognition as a process of tearing the “Somali Republic” apart. Whatever the myths surrounding any r…

[Fahamu] Somaliland's government perceives the talks as an opportunity to gain recognition; Somalia's federal government, on the other hand, envisages recognition as a process of tearing the "Somali Republic" apart. Whatever the myths surrounding any rational decision, the world is watching to see whether Somalis mend or break the fence that has divided them for decades.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Councillors Defy Tax Collector

[The Herald] Kwekwe councillors recently agreed not to insist on a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) clearance in the issuance of trading licences to businesses operating in the city.

[The Herald] Kwekwe councillors recently agreed not to insist on a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) clearance in the issuance of trading licences to businesses operating in the city.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Former Nigeria Police IG Ehindero Docked for Alleged Fraud

[Premium Times] A former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, was on Thursday re-arraigned alongside a former police commissioner, John Obaniyi, on a six-count charge for alleged fraud.

[Premium Times] A former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, was on Thursday re-arraigned alongside a former police commissioner, John Obaniyi, on a six-count charge for alleged fraud.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria