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Chippla Vandu

Contributor profile · 28 posts · joined 12 October 2005

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Hi. I'm Chippla Vandu, a Nigerian and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I author the blog “Chippla's Weblog – Thoughts on Issues”, where I write on events and ideas spanning economic, social, political and cultural realms across the globe particularly focusing on Africa. I see blogging as a tool which fosters the exchange of ideas among people of different cultures. I have a deep interest in the use of education as a means of empowering people and improving their quality of life.

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Latest posts by Chippla Vandu

18 May 2006

Nigeria's Failed Constitutional Amendment

In the fourth quarter of 2005, reports began appearing in the Nigerian mainstream print media about a bid to have the Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, attempt a third term in...

14 April 2006

Views from the Horn of Africa and Sudan

Ethiopia is one of only four African nations that were never colonies of a European power. Though independent, Ethiopia was subjected to Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941. ethiopundit takes...

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