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Diversion of funds and relief materials for IDPs fuels humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

Government officials in Nigeria have been accused of diverting money, food and relief materials meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the Islamist group Boko Haram. This means that all the donations – especially those made directly to the government – might still not solve the humanitarian crisis in the north-east of the country.

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How maize, Kenya’s staple food, may shape the upcoming election

Kenyans go to the polls this August. Among the issues that are ‘do or die’ for the candidates is the cost of maize flour, which has been rising steadily for the last year. Several surveys have shown that Kenyans are angry, with respondents saying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration has failed to bring down the cost of basic necessities like food and does not deserve a second chance.

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Africa’s old leaders and the victory of Macron

With the recent win of 39 year-old Emmanuel Macron as French President, there have been comparisons between Macron and Africa’s aged leaders. Is age really the issue or is it more of other factors such as experience, political will, accountability, and ideology. The election cry along the continent has been, ‘the younger the better.’ A young leader might not be the only solution to the leadership crisis most countries on the continent are facing.