February 2020

Ending the Grace Period: Why We Must Now Scrutinize the Bio Presidency

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah My position and viewpoints on matters of Sierra Leone politics are not new: I have always been outspoken in my critique of those who misuse power. Anyone who has followed my activities, actions, and writings over the past decade and a half can attest to this fact. I start this …

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The impact of Chinese debt on health outcomes in Kenya

By Patrick Mbullo News about inflation or increased tax on basic commodities were common features in 2019. Leading newspapers reported hard economic times, introduction of new tax and government’s efforts to raise more revenue and meet targets on tax returns. As search tax, one would say has been one of the words that received the …

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Nigerian journalist Alex Ogbu dies at protest

Human rights and press freedom organizations have asked Nigerian authorities to conduct a credible and transparent investigation into the death of journalist Alex Ogbu. The New York-based Committee to  Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday called on the Nigerian government to publicize the results of Ogbu’s autopsy, and hold those responsible for his death to account. …

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China’s Coronavirus and its implications for African Countries

By Patrick Mbullo On January 7th, 2020, the Peoples Republic of China announced the outbreak of a deadly virus known as Corona. This was after a suspected case of pneumonia was reported in Wuhan City, a major transport hub in Hubei Province of China. Human Coronaviruses (HCoV) are the leading cause of respiratory illness, including …

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