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High stakes in the Himalayas: China-India standoff fuelled by nationalism and new self-confidence

Borders at 3-way boundary with Bhutan obscured by disagreement over who owns what  By Saša Petricic Indian army soldiers march near an army base on India's Tezpur-Tawang highway, which runs to the Chinese border, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on May 29, 2012. (Reuters)   High in the Himalayas in

Nigerian military’s half-truth and propagandist war against Boko Haram

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By Fisayo Soyombo   Conscience is an open wound: only truth can heal it — Uthman Dan Fodio (1754-1816) This is the 13th month since I stopped believing the official statements of the Nigerian military. In that time frame, I have edited and published reports written from the military’s press releases without believing the

Boko Haram: Despite attacks, UNIMAID VC vows to continue with oil exploration

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, said despite the recent Boko Haram attacks, the search for oil will continue in the Lake Chad basin. Njodi made the commitment pledge when a delegation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the Ministry of Petroleum visited him

George Weah, Prince Johnson, 18 others to run for Liberia presidency

About 20 candidates will contest presidential elections in Liberia in October, among them a former warlord, a footballer and a fashion model, as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf steps down after two terms, the electoral commission said Monday. There is no obvious front-runner to replace the Nobel Prize-winning Sirleaf as head of the

Former President Jonathan’s House Burgled

The former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s house in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has been reportedly burgled. According to reports, it was alleged that the house was not burgled by thieves but by police officers assigned to guard the house. The Nigeria Police have thus arrested three of its officers