Oil Polluted Lands Over Twice The Size Of Seychelles In Nigeria. Can East Africa Escape The Curse?

The Uganda oil pipeline through Tanzania should be made into a bigger prosperity corridor, with fibre optics, roads, railways and food silos.


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First Lady of Cameroon, Chantal Biya, meets her US counterpart Michelle Obama at the White House in 2014. (Photo/U.S. Department of State).

The First Lady Beauty Index Of African Politics 2010

An interesting pattern emerges when you unscientifically categorise African First Ladies into two categories – whether they are ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Matronly’ and their husband’s politics into ‘Strongman leaning’ or ‘Democrats’. We’ll let you discover it for yourself.


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Why There Are No Arab Democracies; The ‘Curse’ Of Deserts And Camels

Religion (Islam) cannot be the reason why there are no Arab democracies. Perhaps the desert slows down the flow of enlightened ideas – and camels build a character of patience that autocrats are adept at exploiting.


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Why African Slaves Perished in Arab World, But ‘Survived’ In The Americas And Europe

One reason is that while in Europe and the Americas, African slaves were taken to work in plantations and industries, in the Middle East they were mostly domestic labour.