Olusegun Obasanjo

 
Nigeria is not ready to hold free and fair elections next year. Here's why
Nigeria is not ready to hold free and fair elections next year. Here's why
The 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria will be the country’s sixth since 1999, when it shifted to democracy after a long period of military...
New panel to reboot SA’s African Renaissance status
New panel to reboot SA’s African Renaissance status
South Africa’s foreign policy agenda is due for a massive overhaul, with a possible return to the era of pan-African politics exemplified by...
Africa’s free trade fairy tale
Africa’s free trade fairy tale
A cross section of Africa’s most powerful people gathered in Kigali this week to sell a dream - and sell it hard.
​Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review
​Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review
This has been another tough year for the world, and the African continent has endured more than its fair share of conflict and crises. These...
A quarter of the world will be African by 2050
A quarter of the world will be African by 2050
Africa’s population is growing even faster than previously thought, according to new projections published on October 26 by the United Nations...
A billion dollar boost for Africa’s richest man
A billion dollar boost for Africa’s richest man
Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man, and by quite some distance. Forbes estimates the Nigerian cement mogul’s net worth to be $13.8-billion....
Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear
Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear
A waiter approaches Olusegun Obasanjo with a glass of red wine. He declines. “Wine is the drink of diplomats,” he says, with twinkle in his...
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
Every year, thousands of young Africans join an exodus from their families’ small, often struggling farms in the countryside. Their dream —...
Obasanjo to head AU monitors ahead of Zim polls
Obasanjo to head AU monitors ahead of Zim polls
Obasanjo will arrive in Zimbabwe 10 days before the vote, which has already been overshadowed by allegations of political intimidation and...
Senegal's Wade in the running for third term
Senegal's Wade in the running for third term
Senegal's presidential candidates held their final rallies and protesters marched in the streets as a respected African statesperson shuttled...
Africa can feed itself -- and it should
Africa can feed itself -- and it should
It might surprise many who know of my life in politics and international affairs, but in my heart I consider myself a farmer.
Six journalists arrested in Nigeria over presidential letter
Six journalists arrested in Nigeria over presidential letter
Police in Nigeria raided a newspaper office on Wednesday after detectives arrested four journalists over the publication of a purported letter from...

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