“I could not believe I would see my parents again,” said Wissam with tearful eyes.
Wissam is 27 years old and is a victim of the war inside Syria, which has not only affected Syrians but also Palestinian refugees who once lived there. As a Palestinian refugee in the diaspora, Wissam holds a travel document instead of a passport, meaning he cannot travel anywhere in the world without a pre-approved entry visa. As a result, Wissam recently spent 36 days at multiple international airports seeking shelter, all the while trying to reunite with his family.
It seems the concept of freedom fighters is reshaped and redesigned. Anyone shouting against another is a freedom fighter. Anyone raising the slogan of Bharat Mata is a freedom fighter, pitchforking this idea into a new analogy of love and martyrdom. Anyone dissenting is questioned about his or her loyalties to a mother head or god head.
When we walk by the great statues in various major cities, quite often, unless the person represented is known to us, usually through history, we could be going past without even a glance as to looking for a name or detail of subject matter.
Governors of Nigeria’s Oyo and Osun states, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Rauf Aregbesola, have been urged to prioritize the release of funds to solve the immediate need of the institution so as to allow academic and other activities to resume without further delay.
China and Pakistan started the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project in 2015, it is China’s largest investment in any foreign country to date and promises to be a game-changer for the entire region.
Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to accepting the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, challenging a cornerstone of American democracy and sending shockwaves across the political spectrum.
Financial institution gurus term the trend “de-risking” or “de-banking.” Over the past five years several major international banks discarded longstanding Caribbean relationships. Barbados, the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago all had Correspondent Bank Relationships (CBR) terminated. That US dollar transactions underpin commerce is a unanimous worldwide rule.
The heading of this article itself, together with link for full information seems in one way all the due reverence required to remember such a tragedy of lives lost and ongoing sincere sympathy to all the families involved.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, concluding a two-day trip to Bangladesh, has focused on the country’s successes in reducing extreme poverty, pledging $2 billion over the next three years in new funding to help the country become less vulnerable to climate change.
Over the week, I was busy with much on my table, I had to be at the Open Session of the Peace and Security Council of the AU, I had unfinished office business, and was reflecting on the fire that gutted my beloved University of Jos; I am an alumnus, and proudly Josite. For me, it was an opportunity lost, a reflection of the current state of education in Nigeria, and it forms the basis of my admonition this week.