PRESIDENT KABILA ADDRESSES THE NATION FOLLOWING RECENT ATTACKS

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Sylvain Muyali

It was around 4pm local time that the plane carrying Joseph Kabila landed at Mavivi airport in the city of Beni, in north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congolese President’s visit was motivated by the recent massacre that took place in this part of the country, with a record to date of nearly 80 deaths.

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CONSTRUCTION OF THE ASIAN BANK IN CHINA IS A THREAT FOR HEGEMONIC POWERS

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Muhammad Waqas Awan

China has inaugurated the new Asian Bank with an investment of 50 billion dollars. Almost 50 countries have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of boosting infrastructure investment.

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FOOTBALL HOOLIGANS OF THE 70s MUST BE ROCKING WITH NOSTALGIA AS THEY WATCH OFFSPRINGS FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS

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Joe Khamisi

The last time I went to a stadium anywhere to watch football was in 1973. It was a battle between two soccer giants, Luo Union, now Gor Mahia, and Abaluyia, now AFC Leopards.

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ADVANCING THE PROGRESS OF ARAB LEAGUE NATIONS IN REACHING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL TO ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION

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Anant Mishra

The Millennium Development Goals were designed to tackle the largest problems of the world’s poor. If all the goals are completed as originally envisioned they have the potential to lift 500 million people out of poverty, but progress has been slow. That is not to say that no progress has been made, but it does mean that continued, concerted effort on the part of all nations is required if the goals are to be reached.

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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD INTERVENE TO RESOLVE THE KASHMIR ISSUE ACCORDING TO THE UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS

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Muhammad Waqas Awan

The citizens of Kashmir should be allowed to cast an independent vote under the scrutiny of an international panel of election monitors, so no one is coerced to vote against their will. The people of Kashmir endorsed the fact that as a Kashmiri, they should choose their political destiny–not India or Pakistan.

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SADC THREATEN FORCE IF FDLR REBELS FAIL TO DISARM

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Sylvain Muyali

At the recent third joint ministerial meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the SADC renewed their declaration to use force should Rwandan FDLR rebels fail to comply with the voluntary disarmament in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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MONUSCO SEEK SUPPORT FROM THE POPULATION OF BENI

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Sylvain Muyali

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, has increased security following several recent attacks in the province of North Kivu.

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JAPAN’S ‘CONSUMPTIVE’ ECONOMY

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Anant Mishra

It is taking a great deal of effort for the Prime Minister to keep his nerve over the Consumption Tax, but the question is for how long?

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BRAZIL AND THE NEED FOR NEW LEADERSHIP

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Anant Mishra

Voters should choose development over hypocrisy.

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WHO IS BEHIND THE PLOT TO RED-CARD KENYA OPPOSITION LEADER RAILA ODINGA?

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Joe Khamisi

Something rather fishy is going on within the ranks of the Kenya Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). It could be a small kerfuffle by a group of disgruntled lowly placed party officials, but it could also be the beginning of a full scale power struggle at the top, aiming at undermining Raila Odinga as the supreme leader of the opposition party. Or, it could be agents provocateurs in the ruling Jubilee trying to destabilize ODM.

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