Nigeria · Politics

Buhari: Alternate Power Generation For Homes And Industries

We cannot afford to fail again on generation of electricity to homes and industries in Nigeria. But we certainly need a new approach without dislocating the enormous investments made by previous governments. A good example is how affordable cell phones are in Nigeria these days, compared to petty traders that acquired them in Benin Republic… Continue reading Buhari: Alternate Power Generation For Homes And Industries

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Nigeria · Opinion · Politics

GEJ: Between “Persecution” And “Prosecution”

By Muhammad Al-Ghazali When the history of the presidency of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (PHD) is written, one of the most enduring legacies of his tenure will undoubtedly be the incredible liberties the man and his wife took in their choices and application of the English language. Another of such legacies will also be his frequent… Continue reading GEJ: Between “Persecution” And “Prosecution”

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Africa · Analysis · Opinion · Politics

Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria

ABA, Nigeria — Horror calls down to us from northern Nigeria. Most of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels last spring are still unaccounted for. On Nov. 10, Boko Haram bombed a high school in Potiskum, killing at least 48 children. Last month, the group killed 48 fish vendors near the border with… Continue reading Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria

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Analysis · Europe · News · Politics · United States

Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

The world was stunned when Russia invaded Crimea, but should it have been? Author and journalist Oliver Bullough says President Vladimir Putin never kept secret his intention to restore Russian power – what’s less clear, he says, is how long the country’s rise can continue. On 16 August 1999, the members of Russia’s parliament –… Continue reading Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

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Analysis · Europe · Politics · United States

Confronting Vladimir Putin’s Russia

Our new era is one defined by ideological clashes, nationalistic resurgence, and territorial occupation – an era in some ways similar to the tragic periods of confrontation in 20th-century Europe. The decision by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to annex Crimea ended the post-Cold War era in Europe. Since the late Gorbachev-Reagan years, the… Continue reading Confronting Vladimir Putin’s Russia

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Africa · Human-Rights · Religion & Spirituality

Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law

LONDON — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda significantly strengthened Africa’s antigay movement on Monday, signing into law a bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, including life imprisonment in some cases, according to government officials. The move came weeks after Mr. Museveni’s Nigerian counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, took similar steps in his own country, threatening offenders… Continue reading Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law

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Europe · News · Politics

Deeply Bound to Ukraine, Putin Watches and Waits for Next Move

MOSCOW — The sudden collapse of the Kremlin-backed government in Ukraine has for now delivered a profound setback to President Vladimir V. Putin’s strategy to deepen political and economic ties with the country and thus keep it from embracing Europe. Even as Russia celebrates the closing of Olympic Games that defied some dire expectations, Mr.… Continue reading Deeply Bound to Ukraine, Putin Watches and Waits for Next Move

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Middle East · Politics · United States

Dueling Narratives in Iran Over U.S. Relations

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was protected by bodyguards as he left the airport in Tehran on Saturday. ATTA KENARE / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that there was a “real chance” to reach an agreement with the United States over his country’s nuclear program, as long as Washington… Continue reading Dueling Narratives in Iran Over U.S. Relations

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Aviation · Politics · Technology · United States

Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

BEIJING — For almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense contractor after another, at least 20 in all. Their target, according to an American cybersecurity company that monitored the attacks, was the technology behind the United States’ clear lead in military drones. “I believe this is the largest campaign we’ve… Continue reading Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

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Middle East · Politics · United States

Netanyahu Dismisses Iranian President’s Remarks

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has dismissed as “media spin” a flurry of statements by the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, about the goals of his nation’s nuclear program and his willingness to engage in diplomacy regarding it, saying, “There is no need to be fooled by the words.” “The test is not… Continue reading Netanyahu Dismisses Iranian President’s Remarks

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