ISSN 2371-350X

It’s Congress, Stupid

By

Sami Jamil Jadallah

Not only does Presidential candidate Donald Trump need to read the US Constitution but every citizen and voter must also read it to understand that our problems and failings in the US are not the presidencies, but Congress.

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Intercollegiate athletics, a uniquely American malignancy

John Beale/AP

 

By

Don Krieger

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Govt inaction on inequality means women work four years longer than men

Jenny Vaughan/Mercy Corps

 

By

Alpha Jallow

According to new figures released today by international NGO ActionAid, women are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly. Around the world governments are failing to take action to deal with the causes of inequality for both women and men.

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Poetry

Mario Cruz

 

By

Naa Dedei Botchwey

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A campaign suggestion to aid social cohesion

By

Hazel Speed

It was with surprise that I came across a radio discussion regarding the view of French people resident and working in the UK, the majority being in London but further thousands throughout the UK.

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Poetry

By

Ron Larson

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: God Bless, Not Bash, America

By

Cynthia M. Lardner

 

Prologue

 

Having been an American expat living in the Netherlands for a year now, I have listened to vociferous criticism of the United States. There seems to exist an international sentiment that the U.S. is singularly responsible for resolving every conflict and handling every crisis. One recent article went so far as to state that the U.S. was pursuing a policy of isolationism. This couldn’t be further from the truth. This article generally examines the U.S.’s global leadership.

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This is why Nigerians suffer…

Pius Utomi Ekpei

 

By

Prince Charles Dickson

The greatest lesson in life is to know that sometimes even fools are right—Winston Churchill.

So, that the country is in recession is not the news, has never been the news, despite all the debates, arguments, mutual consent and accusations…who is at fault and who is not at fault…

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Fiction: Brazen Blonde On The “Q”

Tony Walton

 

By

Sarah Ito

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Poetry

Sudharshun Gopalan

 

By

Saru Pokharel

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Will there be a General Strike in the UK?

Andy Rain/EPA

 

By

Hazel Speed

With the inevitable announcement that Jeremy Corbyn has achieved an even further enhanced mandate to enable security (for now at least) as to his Leadership of the Labour Party, this could well precipitate a General Strike in the future. A catalyst of sorts because of the background factors.

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Poetry

Eolo Perfido

 

By

I.B. Rad

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Observations of an Expat: The Refuge of the Failed Politician

By

Tom Arms

It’s as if Brexit was a loose thread in the complex political tapestry of the European Union. The Eurosceptics worked Britain loose and are now pulling with all their might on the rest of the fabric.

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Poetry

Clair Estelle

 

By

Michael Marrotti

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Zimbabwe’s Uncle Bob trudges on despite ridicule and failing health

Reuters photo

 

By

Joe Khamisi

If there is one African leader who has persistently been vilified, decisively eviscerated by opponents, gleefully caricatured by cartoonists and habitually “killed” by social media psychopaths, that leader is Robert Gilbert Mugabe.

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Fiction: Before the Bleat of Goats

By

Nixon Mateulah

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Airbrushing history

Seven Stories

 

By

Hazel Speed

How interesting to learn that Enid Blyton‘s Famous Five books are to revert to the language and phraseology of their original era due to the fact, apparently, that the attempts made to ‘tweak’ the same here or there has not worked and was proven to be counter-productive – Gosh!

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Poetry

Devesh Uba

 

By

Oshogbemi A E Peter

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Rising Sea Levels

Banaras Khan/AFP

 

By

Zeeshan A. Shah

 

Global Sea levels have been rising at an alarming rate this century.

Since 1900, the recorded rise in sea levels has been documented at the rate of 0.6 inches per decade but post 1992, recorded levels have seen an increase to 1.2 inches per decade – a significant rise in the last 2000 years. This indicates future surges in tidal flows in coastal regions with high tides and storms.

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Nigerian police squad torture and bribe detainees in exchange for freedom

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

 

By

Amnesty International

A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International said in a report published yesterday.

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Poetry

Ameed Alhalbi/AFP

 

By

Stephen Byrne

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Isatou Touray, Gambia’s first female independent Presidential candidate

By

Alpha Jallow

As Gambia braces itself for the forthcoming presidential elections on 1st December, opposition candidates are discussing the possibility of a single coalition to oust the incumbent Yahya Jammeh. However, one candidate who is getting the attention of the electorate is the first female independent candidate, Dr.Isatou Touray.

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Poetry

Marc Riboud

 

By

Shola Balogun

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From the jungle to striving to survive

By

Ogunniyi Abayomi

In October 2015, he was a stranger in an erstwhile village, wailing over the absurdity across the atmosphere of the environment.

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Congo death toll hits 44 in anti Kabila unrest

Kenny Katombe/Reuters

 

By

Kenny Katombe and Benoit Nyemba

At least 44 people – including 37 demonstrators and six police officers – have been killed in protests over Congolese President Joseph Kabila‘s perceived bid to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated.

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United States discredited by war in South Sudan

By

Dukhan Jundit

The United States, believed by most South Sudanese to be a friend in their stand for peace in the country, have contradicted themselves in their motivation as the world’s champion of democracy by accepting an illegitimate Vice President General Taban Deng Gai to land on its soil as representative of President Kiir.

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Poetry

Sudhanshu Malhotra

 

By

Mousumi Ghose

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North Korea: A Global Threat

By

David Adejumo

North Korea has over the years emerged as a Global threat. The country officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which many describe as an autocratic, totalitarian State with a reckless, uncultured and perverted juvenile (Kim Jong-un) as Supreme Leader of an indoctrinated population of over 25 million people, has since 2006 pursued a needless nuclear ambition. Jong-un, as a result of his political and diplomatic naivety, has aggravated the bitterness and resentment between North Korea and Western Global powers.

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Getting a break with TV Networks and Radio

By

Hazel Speed

About 18 years ago I approached a broadcast network concerning one of my diverse number of projects.

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Poetry

By

Sunil Sharma

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