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Ifeanyi & African Politics

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As a young student in Secondary school, I understood Nigerian politics as well as African Politics and History. However, I never fully appreciated it. I never really appreciated it because it didn’t have the flair that I saw with British or European History which I also studied in Secondary school. An African election wasn’t as fun to watch as the U.K or the U.S elections and for me, the theatrics that came with those elections were all that mattered. 

Something changed after my time at the University. I began to see things in a different light. African History and Politics had taken a different turn for me. More importantly, working with my mum who is a financial analyst made me appreciate the African Economy more than ever to the point of being able to comment on it and share it with as many people as possible from my own point of view. 

For Newell Legal I will be generally covering news around Africa and the potential impact of any changes. I will also be looking at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and new legislative and Economic positions taken by the ECOWAS as well as the African Union (AU). My opinion post would mostly focus on the impact of country legislations, policy and international relations. 

More importantly, I will attempt to make African Politics as interesting as possible for the reader while trying to keep us away from the ‘tatched house’ and ‘corrupt nations’ narrative which I am pretty sure a lot of people are getting tired of reading. Also, issues on human rights abuse would be covered and a look at what most African countries are doing to improve on their records of human rights.