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Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh Makes Dramatic U-Turn, Rejects Election Result

 Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the election which he lost earlier this month. In an announcement on state TV, he said the electoral process had suffered “unacceptable abnormalities” and he called for a fresh vote. Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, had suffered a surprise defeat […]

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#GhanaDecides: Ghanaian President John Mahama Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Akufo-Addo

 John Dramani Mahama, the incumbent president of Ghana, has called Nana Akufo-Addo, his major opponent in the presidential election, to concede the election. Mahama, called Akufo-Addo to congratulate him on his victory, which has not yet been announced by the electoral commission. Observers reporte over 24 hours ago that Akufo-Addo was in the lead and […]

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Emeka Ezeugo: Why Socialism is More Successful Than Libertarianism

 It is important going into this article to specify how the success mentioned in the title is measured. Success is typically seen as a fulfillment of a function, but if Socialism as a system is measured in this way, then it fails dismally. The form of Socialism I am referring to is not the end-goal […]

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Sekou Toure Otondi: Lessons for African Regionalism as Globalisation Takes a Beating

 Even before globalisation had convalesced from the aftershocks of Brexit another telling blow was dealt by the shock election of Trump as US president-elect. This is a Frankenstein moment in political history. It threatens the traditional ideological divide that for centuries has characterised party politics as leaning to the left or right. These events have […]