Uganda's President Museveni Decision Makers East Africa 

Uganda rises up in unprecedented opposition to 31-year dictatorship of Museveni

During the early morning hours of September 21, nine young activists — all in their twenties — hauled a coffin toward a police station in the northern city of Lira. The coffin was draped with posters of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni and a number of his other allies in government. Written across the coffin on one side were the words “Change the constitution and bury Uganda” — a reference to a proposed constitutional amendment that would do away with the presidential age limit. At 6.30 a.m., when they arrived at…

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Magufuli Central Africa Decision Makers 

ICC in hot water again with African Leaders over its Probe of Burundi

(AGV):Tanzania President is Furious over ICC’s Meddling in Burundi. A statement from the office of Tanzanian President John Magufuli said the court’s decision “compromised efforts” of an East African Community (EAC) committee “charged with seeking a resolution to the Burundi conflict.” The committee is led by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. Ugandan President Museveni on Saturday accused the ICC of “interfering in the efforts of the EAC.” He currenty heads the EAC, a regional bloc made up of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South…

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ICC Decision Makers 

ICC rules against South Africa on shameful failure to arrest President Bashir

In response to today’s finding by the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber that South Africa should have executed the arrest warrant against Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir when he visited in June 2015, Amnesty International’s Africa Director for Research and Advocacy, Netsanet Belay said, “Today’s finding confirms what everyone, including South African authorities, knew all along. Al-Bashir does not have immunity from arrest and all states parties to the Rome Statute must arrest him the minute he steps onto their territory and hand him over to the ICC. “It is shocking that…

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Old African Leaders Africa Decision Makers 

Africans Crave Freedom: Yet, neither hate bondage nor love it

“Indifference” best describes the willpower of a great portion of Africans who desire, yet slumber on their bid to untie the leash strapped on them by tyrant/under-performing leaders (most of which have overstayed their welcome with scanty and counterproductive ideas, but just wouldn’t leave), as well as the fraudulent tactics of some extortionist preachers who likewise their political counterparts, operate in a similar fashion of having the people naively fixated on their manipulative fairy tales. Please follow and like us:

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Thabo Mbeki former President of South Africa Decision Makers Ex-Presidents 

Address of The Patron Of The TMF – Thabo Mbeki

In Commemoration Of The 121st Anniversary Of The Battle Of Adwa: Addis Ababa Uuniversity, Ethiopia – 4 March, 2017. SpeechesProgramme Director, Distinguished participants, Friends, comrades, ladies and gentlemen I would like to thank the organisers of the important Commemoration of the 121st Anniversary of the historic Battle of Adwa for inviting me to join you here today, as I did at the memorable celebration at Adwa two days ago, where the important announcement was made that the Pan-African University will be established in Adwa. Our presence here today once more…

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Africa Decision Makers OP-ED 

AFRICA: An Imminent Financial Peril??

Mr. Mervyn King, former head of the United Kingdom’s Bank of England, recently stated that another financial crisis is “certain” and could come sooner rather than later. Mr. King also believes that most politicians and Central Bankers don’t understand what caused the most recent financial crisis dating back to 2008. Accordingly, without understanding the 2008 crash how could they understand, prevent or deal with another pending crash? Please follow and like us:

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Decision Makers Gambia West Africa 

January 19: Gambia Awaits the Will of Allah?

Anxiety prevails in the Gambia as the people await what becomes of their country come January 19. Will this country tow the path of peace or anarchy? Will Gambians a new president? Will the incumbent remain in power? On this day of destiny, current president, Yahya Jammeh is expected to relinquish power and the president elect, Adama Barrow will resume as the country’s president. This day is expected to be special because it will be the first time that this West Africa nation is peacefully transferring power since Independence. Please…

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Paul Kagame and Filipe Nyusi Decision Makers Leaders 

The real challenge to Africa’s leaders

2017 is an important year for Africa, marking the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and from the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to Agenda 2063. But, say analysts, achieving these goals will require a tight network of collaborating leaders.   With Sub-Saharan Africa expected to represent approximately 20% of the world’s population (and 65% of its poverty) by 2030, the pressure is on for the new generation of African leaders to develop solutions that break down barriers rather than reinforce…

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Decision Makers Middle East Middle East 

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: To Where?

The following presentation is one I have just made in front of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs as part of a hearing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The two other speakers who joined me are French Special Envoy Pierre Vimont and Fernando Gentilini, EU Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has been with us for over seven decades. I wish I could be more optimistic in offering some…

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Mandela and Castro Decision Makers Ex-Presidents Leaders 

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s longtime revolutionary leader, Friend to Africa Dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader, respected in many African Countries, friend to Nelson Mandela who famously proclaimed after his arrest in a failed coup attempt that history would absolve him, has died aged 90. and YES to the Chagrin of US, FIDEL CASTRO will be mourned today. Castro’s brother and the nation’s President of several years, Raul, announced his death Friday on Cuban TV. At the end, an elderly and infirm Castro was a whisper of the Marxist firebrand whose iron will and passionate determination bent the arc of destiny.…

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