Ettobe David Meres

About the Author Ettobe David Meres

Ettobe David Meres is a content writer. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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7 Civil Wars in Africa We Must Never Forget

Several conflicts have rocked various African countries over the years, leading to the death, injury and displacement of millions. There are current cases of political instability across the continent, with violence and unrest raging on in South Sudan, Burundi, and Somalia amongst other insecure countries. Against the backdrop of the unrest in these countries, we revisit seven civil wars in Africa, which we must never forget.

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10 Bold Things Women Have Done to Challenge and Change the Status Quo

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. If one looks at the obstacles stacked against them, at the trials women face daily, just being a woman is boldness. By the fact of existence alone, the contributions and strides women have made to humanity are inestimable. We take a bow. So here is a list some of the bold things women have done in the past one year or so.

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Ghana Honours Three WWII Veterans Who Sparked the Fight for Independence

To mark the 69th anniversary of the Christiansborg shooting, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana laid a wreath in honour of Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, at the Nationalism Park, Accra, Ghana. The shooting sparked the 1948 Accra riots, and led to the arrest of the Big Six, leaders of Ghana’s fight for independence including, Kwame Nkrumah, and Edward Akufo-Addo, the father of current president.

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Hello it’s Buhari on the line: Telephone Conversations Made in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has been in the United Kingdom since January on a medical vacation. Buhari’s continued stay has set tongues wagging, with unending speculations over his health, humours of Baba Go Slow’s death have been doing the rounds. Buhari’s indefinite stay in the UK is worrying many Nigerians, who wish their leader a speedy recovery so that he resumes his presidential duties.

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What Do Trump’s Phone Calls to African Leaders Mean for Trade and Security

U.S. President Donald Trump has been in the Oval office for a little over a month, and the early days have been quite eventful. The continent remains on tenterhooks, as it remains unclear what trajectory the Trump administration will take on Africa. While it has been argued that the Trump presidency is a golden moment for Africa to chart its own development path, it appears Trump is likely to adopt policies that deal with individual countries in the continent, unlike his predecessors who crafted policies which saw Africa as group.

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Stop Playing the Music of Hate

The Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) conducted a survey to explore and collect information about current life experiences of LGBT [Lesbians Gay Bisexuals Transgender] Nigerians. The report titled Not Dancing to their Music details the discrimination, harassment and abuse experienced by respondents and makes recommendations of changes needed in the country to ensure security, justice and equality for all.