Long Story Short

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Africa has moved on from the time it was called the dark continent. It has seen wars, diseases, coups, and even natural disasters.

However, the reemergence of the second largest continent on earth did not start in the 21st century.

Join Liwa, host of Long Story Short, as he takes you through the journey of some of the most iconic characters who have paved the way and shaped Africa we know today and the Africa we want to see in the nearest future.

Telling the true African stories for modern times

Sani Abacha: The Nigerian Nightmare

It has been said that “absolute power corrupts absolutely”, and this statement is not strange to Nigerians who have lived through different authoritarian regimes at the helm of affairs. However, between 1993 and 1998 one particular regime stood out.He was known for every vice, human rights violation, corruption, different “appetites”, and one that Nigeria still benefits from, money laundering.On the pilot episode of Long Story Short, we review one of Nigeria’s infamous dictators, the story of General Sanni Abacha. A controversial figure in Nigeria’s political history, Liwa changes the lens on how Abacha should be seen by Nigerians.

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