South Sudan’s independence and the irony of defeat in victory

South Sudan’s independence and the irony of defeat in victory

For more than 25 years the people of South Sudan fought their powerful common enemy to a standstill. The enslaving Arab Islamist forces of north Sudan were matched fire for fire until the northerners acknowledged that the southerners who are Animists and Christians have rights to live free and on their own cultural and religious terms. The southerners fought valiantly as men, they fought as one people; they fought long and won their freedom from…

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Israel rediscovers Africa

Israel rediscovers Africa

As Dov Zerah wrote in a column Benillouche : “From 2004 to 2005, Africa is experiencing exceptional growth of over 5%, against 2.6% in the 80 and 2.3% in the 90’s afro optimism has taken over the indifference to the continent, or the Afro pessimism. Titles, adjectives and superlatives continue to flourish, “The Vibrant Africa”, “Africa emerging,” “Revenge of Africa”, “The Eldorado of the XXI century”, the potential breadbasket of the world the future workshop…

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Calling Buhari to order on Biafra before the impending calamity: Enough is enough

Calling Buhari to order on Biafra before the impending calamity: Enough is enough

Back in July 1966, former Military Heads of State, Gen. Muritalla Mohammed, Gen. Yakubu Gowon and other northern military officers pulled off a bloody counter coup that triggered a choreographed genocidal pogrom against Ndigbo especially in northern Nigeria. This pogrom was most intense between May 29-June 2 1966, July 29-August 2 1966 and Sept. 29-Oct 2 1966. Overwhelmed by the intensity of hate and venom against them, Ndigbo trooped back to their Igbo homeland from…

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