Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    REVEALED: How Mandela begged Abacha to pardon Abiola, Obasanjo, Saro-Wiwa

REVEALED: How Mandela begged Abacha to pardon Abiola, Obasanjo, Saro-Wiwa

Thabo Mbeki, former South African vice-president, has revealed how Nelson Mandela, former president of the country, begged Sani Abacha, Nigeria's former head of state, to halt the execution of the 'Ogoni Nine'.Speaking on "Mandela’s first major test in dealing with the international community", Mbeki said his late former president also pleaded with Abacha for the release of former president, Olusegun [...]

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    IBB: I created ING but I won’t be part of it today

IBB: I created ING but I won’t be part of it today

Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, has distanced himself from the idea of pushing for another interim government, saying he introduced it in the past to enthrone democracy.Describing the period he called the shots in the country as the best in life, he said he has seen it all as far as the country’s politics is concerned.“When we introduced the idea [...]

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    After Jonathan, Mbeki, Abdusalami meet Buhari

After Jonathan, Mbeki, Abdusalami meet Buhari

Thabo Mbeki, the immediate past president of South Africa and Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former Nigerian head of state, held a closed-door meeting with Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday.The meeting comes less than 24 hours after both men met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.Just as was the case with Sunday's meeting, details of [...]

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    GEJ in private meeting with Mbeki, Abdulsalami

GEJ in private meeting with Mbeki, Abdulsalami

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday held a closed-door meeting with Thabo Mbeki, immediate past president of South Africa, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Nigeria head of state.Also in attendance at the meeting, which held at the official residence of the president, were service chiefs, religious leaders and some notable politicians.Details of the meeting remain unknown, as participants declined to speak with journalists [...]

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    Political unrest undermining Africa, says AfDB

Political unrest undermining Africa, says AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has lamented that political and social unrest in some African nations is tainting investors’ views of risk on the entire continent, thereby undermining the region’s prospects for economic growth prospects.This was revealed in a report titled African Economic Outlook 2014, co-written by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN), [...]

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    Mbeki says Africa loses $50bn yearly to illegal outflow

Mbeki says Africa loses $50bn yearly to illegal outflow

Former South African President Mr Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday said the African continent lost about $50 billion through illegal financial outflow of funds from the continent.Mbeki said this at a High Level meeting on "Tackling Illicit Financial Flows and Inequality in Africa", on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Abuja.According to him, the main channel [...]

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