The Changing Face of Britain: Islamophobia

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Sabena Siddiqi

Islamophobia is back again in British politics. More frequent attacks on mosques and gradual, growing support for far-right groups reminds us that anti-Muslim feeling is on the increase. The perspective on Islam has changed since 9/11, it is simply not so easy anymore for Muslims living in the West.

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UN cuts peacekeepers in DRC by 2000

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Sylvain Muyali

Despite calls from the Democratic Republic of the Congo for greater numbers to be withdrawn, the fifteen member United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution for 2000 troops to be cut from the 20,000 strong UN MONUSCO peacekeeping force.

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Nigeria closes land and sea borders ahead of Saturday’s polls

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Charles Ayitey

All means of immigration or emigration in and out of Nigeria have now been suspended ahead of the presidential elections slated for Saturday 28th March.

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Poetry

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Peter Krok

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Reactions to Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

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Grégory Wilson 

Recent months have been plagued by a series of terrorist attacks in several Western states. Each of these incidents were followed by a general outcry and outpouring of empathy from Western citizens around the globe. They also spurred Western leaders to publicly reaffirm that their populations will not be intimidated by terrorists and that core Western values of civil liberties will not bend under the pressure.

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South Sudan Extend The Presidential And Parliamentary Term For Three Years

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Peter Louis

South Sudan’s parliament voted on Tuesday to extend President Salva Kiir’s term in office by three years, after elections due to be held in June were called off and negotiations to end more than a year of internal conflict broke up without agreement.

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Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

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ROCK AND ROLL

Rock and Roll has been described as anything from the music of gods to the devil’s music. Despite it originating from country, blues, jazz and gospel, to name but a few, in the late 1940s, it truly came into its own and the conscience of the mainstream the following decade.

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Step out smartly into Spring

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Robert Kilborn

Monsieur Jean Clieze, an official of the province of Québec’s Ministère des Marches Ridicules, and a notorious flâneur, steps into Spring.

In Montreal, we are well known for our joie de flâner, and for our smartly turned out flâneurs. You begin to notice them in spring, when the red buds of the silver maple begin to bloom. They appear as solitary walkers, dapper in a grey fedora, or sporting a wine-dark silk scarf, or carrying an umbrella with a wooden handle carved in the shape of a loon. You also see them lounging purposefully in cafés, sipping espresso and perusing The New York Times, Le Monde, and Tuck Magazine. Read more »

Former Senegalese Minster sentenced to six years in jail and a fine of 138 billion cfa francs

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Alpha Jallow

The judge at the infamous court of repression on illicit enrichment (CREI) in Senegal, Henry Gregory Diop, has handed down a landmark sentence to Karim Wade former state minister and son of former president of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade.

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AUC and FAO commemorate International Day of Forests

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Alpha Jallow

The African Union Commission (AUC), and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), on Saturday 21st March jointly commemorated the International Day of Forests at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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