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Madrid Stocks Slide As Catalan Parliament Declares Independence

The Madrid stock market sank on Friday, bucking an upward trend in Europe and the US as Catalan lawmakers voted to declare independence from Spain but Madrid immediately moved to quash the breakaway bid.  A motion declaring independence was approved with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and two abstentions, …

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Independence: Echoes of What Might Have Been and the Enugu Model

By Laurence Ani Each time I ponder Nigeria’s widening ethnic fissures and the provincial outlook it has bred, it is mostly the lyrics from a song by Stevie Wonder that readily comes to mind: “What happened to the world we knew.” The opening line from the song, Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday, …

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