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In this rich compilation, Emeka Nwosu takes the reader to a journey of the issues that have helped to shape discourses on various aspects of the Nigerian state and society. The articles, originally published in his weekly column in the premier Nigerian daily newspaper, ThisDay, not only show his perspectives on  these issues when they were written but also reveal

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The impact of the African Diaspora in Spanish America is far greater than is understood or acknowledged in the English speaking world. Connected initially to the Spanish-Caribbean through trans-Atlantic slavery, Africa is so deeply ingrained in the biology and culture of these countries that, in the words of the Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén, it would requi

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Getting  Zambia to Work examines some critical issues in Zambia’s recent history, including the country’s unhealthy dependency on ‘foreign largess’ and their implications for national self-assertion, social self-reliance and sustainable development. The book suggests practical and simple ways in which Zambia could lift itself out of i

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Most of the HIV/AIDS caregivers in Kenya live in various parts of the country and share many of the trials and tribulations associated with providing care to someone suffering from a terminal illness. Some have been forced into the role due to the death of their love one, while others may have voluntarily taken on the responsibility on a firm belief that the care they

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Practical Insights On Customer Service offers an African perspective on the thorny question of customer care. It challenges readers to reflect on the current challenges in Africa and how effective customer care can help to unlock some of the opportunities available in the continent. It highlights the common problems organizations face in the continent and recommends w

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This booklet summarises the policy positions of Atiku Abubakar, who is aspiring to become President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, under the PDP. The premise of Atiku’s policy proposal is that the resources of the Federal Government will be most effectively utilised if they are deployed on a few priority areas such as infrastructure development, job creatio

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has endured a long, difficult and brutal chapter in its history of independence, characterized by chaos, turmoil, instability, violence, conflict and one of the most brutal wars Africa has witnessed to date. It is regrettably a chapter that has defied a satisfactory and peaceful conclusion- and one that continues to be written each

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In most areas of Sub Saharan Africa, it is expensive, dangerous, and unsafe to give birth especially when pregnancy is complicated by life threatening conditions. Safe caesarean section has a key role to play in making childbearing safer, but it costs around $300 or more, and in a continent where most people live on less than $1 per day, this is simply unaffordable to

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Torn Apart: The Nigerian Civil War and its Impact   The Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970 (also known as the Biafran War) has been described as a ‘forgotten war’. Yet it led to the birth of the NGO Doctors without Borders / Médecins sans frontières and equipped journalists with the intercultural skills they later used in their coverage of

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Ali Mazrui has been described as one of the most original thinkers that Africa has produced, and one of the top 100 living public intellectuals in the world today. This volume uses Mazrui’s life and work as a guide towards explaining the historical impact of black public intellectuals such as Julius K. Nyerere, Patrice Lumumba and Barrack Obama. The book explore

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