In Depth

Sun,01May2016

In Depth

Ghana - Cote d'Ivoire: A new country, Ghanivoire could weld together West Africa

As the fireworks explode in clusters over the lagoon in Abidjan, the great grandchildren of independence-era leaders Kwame Nkrumah and Félix Houphouët-Boigny clink champagne flutes and move to the dance floor.

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Education: Leaking with foreknowledge, and awards

Ghana's President Mahama named AARE ATOLASE of the Offa Kingdom, Kwara State, NigeriaThe West African Examinations Council (WAEC), insists on titillation, essentially licking its exposed and hairy navel in public. The 2016 exam and in some instances, the answers for three of the four core exams: Oral English; Integrated Science; and Social Studies, were broadcast via a social media chat group.

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Empiricism: The first step towards imperialism

Hilary Whitehall PutnamOn March 13th this year, the world lost a renowned and influential philosopher called Hilary Whitehall Putnam.

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Nigeria's Lagos, towards a new Manhattan

The plan to create a “new city” (Eko Atlantic) at the edge of Lagos is probably one of the most audaciousLagos, Nigeria's populous megacity, is transforming from the chaos of traffic congestion, rickety buses and pickpockets. Massive infrastructural development and efficient social services are changing the city's image.

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Growth: After the crash, the fightback

Image©Francesca Capellini for TARSierra Leone, which earns 85% of its foreign exchange from mineral exports, has been devastated; economies as big as South Africa's and Nigeria's are also struggling. Now, leaders and activists are trying more nationalist tactics against the resource curse.

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Planned cities and the future

EKO ATLANTIC, LAGOS 25,000 homes and flood protection for Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria One of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals is to have sustainable cities that provide opportunities for all, including access to basic services, energy, housing and transport. Some African cities like Lagos and Kigali are on the move.

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