Issues In The Nigerian Presidential Elections – Japheth J. Omojuwa


National insecurity, the economy and Nigeria’s challenge with corruption should dominate the conversation surrounding the nation’s 2015 elections but they have been sideshows to the trivialities that have risen to the fore over the last few weeks. The presidential election holds on March 28, just over three weeks today. None of the major candidates, incumbent […]

Nigerian 2015 Elections: The Essence of a Debate – JJ, Omojuwa


The two major presidential candidates would not be contesting if these elections were about Nigeria’s best public speakers. Public speaking is not their major strength but that is not the point of a debate. Debating the issues and being seen to be doing so on national television helps to further sensitize voters about the elections. […]

Concretizing The Peace Deal In The Central African Republic – Chofor Che


  On the 24th of July 2014, France 24 reported that various armed groups met on Wednesday in Congo Brazzaville and agreed on a ceasefire. Over 170 Central African officials also took part in these talks, including members of transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza's government, lawmakers, members of political parties and civil society. France 24 added […]

The Making of A New India: The Election of 2014 – D. Dhnauraj and Rahul V. Kumar


  When India’s elections results were announced on May 16, no one seemed surprised that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the pro market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), had handily defeated the incumbent and long-ruling Indian National Congress (INC). The only surprise was that in the past thirty years a single party was achieving […]