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Africa’s population is growing at an astonishing rate. By 2050, the number of people on the continent will climb to 2.5 billion. By the same year, the United Nations predicts that nearly half of the countries in Africa will double their populations. While regions such as Europe have virtually stopped growing, Africa’s population growth shows no signs of slowing.

Campaign posters flood Abuja

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In this piece, Abdullah Dass examines the preparations for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary and the chances of party in next year’s general elections.

It is generally believed that President Muhammadu Buhari has a near unshakeable stranglehold on the electorate in the North, especially in the Northwest zone consisting of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto and Zamfara States.

Former US President Barack Obama.(Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)

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Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2018: Obama's full speech 

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday 17 July 2018. Here's the full transcript of his speech, based on the theme "Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World".

 All though we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery (Deepak Chopra). The word sanitation also refers to the maintenance of hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection and wastewater disposal.

Lessons on Suffering From the Life of the Apostle Paul

Do you remember the last time you felt down or discouraged? What caused you to feel this way? None of us want to experience this painful emotion, but so many situations in life have the capacity to make us feel hopeless and helpless. Maybe we’re struggling with finances, health, a relationship, or a job. Sometimes discouragement comes because we feel rejected, mistreated, or shut out by other people.

How my daughter reveals who I really am—and am not.
Nine months is a long time to carry a child beneath your beating heart, tucked within your ribs. By the time my firstborn’s birth-day arrived, I knew she was a daughter. I knew she would share her first name with a beautiful flower—and that she would share her middle name with me.

Is there someone in your life you’re struggling to forgive?
Perhaps the situation goes back years and you just can’t let it go. You were so wounded. Or it may be the fight you had with a friend—or your spouse—and you’ve been so deeply hurt you’re having a tough time moving on.

One of the things you can count on in life is to be hit by unexpected storms. Those tempests in your life can throw you off course. Some can feel so devastating that you start to believe there’s no escape.