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Buhari: Taking the Jubril story seriously

Abimbola Adelakun Those who refute the story of the substitution of President Muhammadu Buhari with a certain Jubril of Sudan typically deny the possibility of such and then descend to name-calling the conspiracy theorists spreading the rumour (let’s call them the Jibrilists). This approach seemed to have further strengthened the conviction

US, other ‘big five’ cyberwar nations opts out of inter’l cybersecurity agreement

•United States — along with Russia, China, Iran and Israel--the big five of cyberwar countries refuse to answer "Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace" Louise Matsakis During speech at the annual UNESCO Internet Governance Forum in Paris Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace,” a

Why peacemaking is now more complicated than ever

•The Paris Peace Forum shows why   Richard Gowan Peace is complicated. That is the overriding, if unintended, message of this week’s Paris Peace Forum, a new multilateral conclave initiated by the French government to commemorate the end of World War I. The organizers claim that the event is based on the “simple idea” that “international cooperation

Macron’s three metropolitan challenges

Emmanuel Macron’s decisive victory in France’s presidential election elicited an enormous sigh of relief in Europe and beyond. On the macro issues—the future of the European Union, the fate of open borders and open trade, a celebration of cultural diversity—Macron took clear and courageous stands. As Macron now turns to

Challenges awaiting Macron in his first 50 days

By Philippe Le Corre What’s next on the docket for Emmanuel Macron, who—defying doomsayers and defeating his far-right opponent 2 votes to 1—became France’s next president on Sunday? By all accounts, his path was an exceptional one: He was virtually unknown to the general public three years ago, and his year-old

From the fringe, Macron becomes France’s youngest president

The French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union.   A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, jubilantly waving red,