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2020 Bahrain Visions Forum

2020 Bahrain Visions Forum

Sustainable Development Goals Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic

Every year, the Bahrain Visions Forum holds on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly. As a result of the peculiarities of this year, especially the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition also marking the 75th anniversary of the UN could not hold physically. 

A virtual session was held on September 29, with participants including the Executive Director of the WHO. In pursing the SDGs beyond COVID-19, it was agreed that greater commitment to multilateralism and cooperation is preferred.  The highlight of the session was the idea of a an informal association to be called “Group of Friends of the UN SG for the amelioration of the negative impact of COVID-19 on the SDGs” proposed by Bahrain Visions Forum.

See link below for a you tube record of the major highlights 

 

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The NBA, Corruption and the Rule of Law

The NBA, Corruption and the Rule of Law

Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D

The Nigeria Bar Association got a new Executive over a month now. Given the pervasiveness of corruption in Nigeria and its inverse relationship with the rule of law, one would have expected clear moves, even if as concretised expressions of intent to fight the scourge of corruption in Nigeria in general and in the dispensation of justice in particular.

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Sit-Tight Presidents Syndrome: A Changing African Past

Sit-Tight Presidents Syndrome: A Changing African Past

Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D

With independence realized from colonial rule, Africa had its fair share of sit-tight Presidents. The continent started off with one-party states that knew only one leader who satisfied demands for elections but making sure that these “African Kings” regularly and purportedly scored over 90% of votes cast. Then came a spate of “African Kings in military uniforms” who equally stayed put in power and died in office and were succeeded by their sons or carefully chosen loyalist. Of course, there were those who had mother luck smile on them and acquired power against all odds like Daniel arap Moi but who in turn stayed put only to be eventually swept aside by historical pressures towards democratization given the push for multi-partyism.

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Sit-Tight Presidents Syndrome: A Changing African Past

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