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Brexit: Mrs May broadcasts her own brand of a West Wing Episode

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

 

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Hazel Speed

There are very few people I would listen to for 45 minutes. Even more so anyone representing the Conservative Party, but that said Mrs May’s Statement today is of such importance to the UK’s exit of the European Union that I wanted to hear every word she had to say.

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Ugandan tribal king Mumbere facing fresh charges of terrorism and murder

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Gloria Nakiyimba

The woes of the Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere are far from over, after he was charged afresh on Monday.

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Poetry

R A Di Leso

 

By

Ron Larson

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Animal Farm transported to a democratic world

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

Last night, Ejiogu and Olutimehin were slaughtered across the tarred pathway on the streets of Kano. It is the same pattern of events that is publicised in our national dailies, the massive killing in Kaduna over cultural, tribal and religious differences erupts a chaotic atmosphere within the state, yet no one is prosecuted for the heinous acts.

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How to Preserve and Grow Wealth in 2017

Tracey Nearmy/AAP

 

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Siddhartha Rastogi

2017 comes on the backdrop of four major changes the world had not before seen in the 21st century.

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Why Curse When You Can Comfort?

Chris Lee

 

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Akinpelu Yusuf

Why do we curse? Is it a curse for some people to curse? Or is a curse a course in some people’s faculty? Must we always curse? Should we even ever curse at all? If the word curse is becoming too repetitious, apology. Don’t curse me yet!

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Poetry

Clair Estelle

 

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Santosh Kumar Pokhrel

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Uganda confirms outbreak of Avian flu

Onome Oghene/EPA

 

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Uganda has been hit by the deadly Avian Influenza, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), also known as Avian or Bird flu, affects birds, animals and humans.

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No justice in South Sudan after July rapes and killings

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Jok Solomun/Reuters

 

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Magdalena Mis

The United Nations rebuked South Sudan on Monday for failing to pursue justice after grave human rights abuses — including killings and gang rapes — committed during an explosion of violence in the capital Juba in July.

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Poetry

Aurora Weinhold

 

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Emily Bilman

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GPs to be accessible 7 days a week

Anthony Devlin/PA

 

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Hazel Speed

Although there are many facets of socio-medical care, at least Mrs May has made a start by her latest remarks in that she will enforce GP’s surgeries to remain open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm as long as there are patients wishing appointments.

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Fiction: Hungry, Homeless and Belligerent

Benjamin Zack

 

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Michael Marrotti

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Poetry

Adrian Sommeling

 

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Abdulrahman M Abu-yaman

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Upgraded Intelligence Protocols

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Ricardo Swire

America’s intelligence community entered 2017 freshly equipped with “new rules” to govern dissemination of SIGINT or “raw signals intelligence information.”

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Russian Hacking – No Big Deal

Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters

 

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

What the hell, we have not only been hacking but buying, influencing, even killing in elections around the world for the last century. Stop crying Liberal America.

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Over 1 million people urge President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden

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Amnesty International

The Pardon Snowden campaign on Friday delivered more than 1 million signatures to President Barack Obama, urging him to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden before he leaves office on January 20. The signatures delivered to the White House, totaling 1,101,252 in number, were collected by the campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Demand Progress and CREDO Action.

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Poetry

Rob Walls

 

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John Grey

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With love, asking after Lai Mohammed

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Prince Charles Dickson

 

Liars and cheats occasionally win a war but seldom win a battle.

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Ugandan tribal king re-arrested on charges of terrorism, treason and murder

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Gloria Nakiyimba

The Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has been re-arrested shortly after the Jinja High court granted him bail on Friday.

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Trump’s legality – Now it is others whom he would consider protesteth too much

Richard Drew/AP

 

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Hazel Speed

Voices are now officially challenging the legality of President elect Trump’s triumph by refusing to acknowledge his forthcoming inauguration due to the obvious relevancy of so-called/determined hacking, fabrication, and/or true material duly leaked by the Russians or perhaps domestic sources in an effort to secure a win in the American election against Hillary Clinton.

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Poetry

Peter Alawode

 

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Moses Chukwuemeka Daniel

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Observations of an Expat: And So It Begins

Drew Angerer/AFP

 

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Tom Arms

And so it begins. Or at least it will on Friday January 20th when Donald Trump stands on the steps of the US Capitol building, places his hand on The Bible and swears to protect and uphold the constitution of the United States.

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Kenyan doctors deserve better treatment

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Joe Khamisi

For objectivity let me declare my interest in this discussion.

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Poetry

Odd Andersen/AFP

 

By

Deborah Kahan Kolb

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Women farmers in northern India battle tradition, self-doubt to own land

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Ajay Verma/Reuters

 

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Rina Chandran

Anjali has worked on the land nearly all her life, first with her tenant-farmer parents, and then alongside her husband in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Fiction: The Vindication

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Abasi Torty Tortivie

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Three-Dimensional Political Games

Erik Kabik

 

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Hazel Speed

We thought events in 2016 were unusual, yet now, when 2017 has newly commenced, one is left wondering if the international world of politics is enjoying a mix of poker, multi-tiered chess, post truth bluff and double bluff, anti diplomacy, or inverted trust causing America’s trust in its own Secret Service to implode as it struggles to work out ‘who is playing whom’, and what the antidote may be, especially as nuclear darts or worse may also be thrown into the mix.

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Poetry

Marji Lang

 

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Daipayan Nair

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Trump accuses US spy agencies of Nazi practices over ‘phony’ Russia dossier

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Lucas Jackson/Reuters

 

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Ayesha Rascoe

President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies on Wednesday, just nine days before he takes over their command as President, and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

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UN system owes Sri Lankan Tamils remedial justice

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Kumarathasan Rasingam

 

“In the end, it comes down to values, as was said so many times today. We want the world our children inherit to be defined by the values enshrined in the UN Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance and solidarity.”  –  António Guterres – New UN Secretary General.

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