Brian Snyder/Reuters By Tom Arms Free Trade has its upside and its downside. It is also emerging as one of the top issues in the Trump-Clinton tussle. The Donald is ‘agin’ it and Hillary is ‘fer’ it.
Archive for September, 2016
Benjamin Lowy By Amnesty International An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months.
By David Subacchi
Review By Tanmoy Bhattacharjee
By Joe Khamisi “We will not settle for perfunctory peace that is disrupted every five years by an election cycle, Uhuru Kenyatta confidently remarked at his first-term inauguration on 10 April 2013. “Rather, we are calling and working towards a permanent peace… A peace that fosters unity.”
Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters By Mica Rosenberg Families of Sept. 11 victims and others who may seek to sue foreign governments accused of supporting terrorism in the United States still face significant legal hurdles, despite a boost from passage of a law allowing such cases to proceed.
By Ieva Rasmussen
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP By Rupen Savoulian The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the American national anthem prior to the commencement of an NFL game. Why should this small act of defiance generate so much controversy and debate?
Lakruwan Wanniarachchilakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP By Thambu Kanagasabai Sri Lanka ranks second in the list of countries after Iraq to record the largest number of disappearances with unofficial estimated numbers of about 90,000 since the 1980s. From these disappearances, enforced or involuntary disappearances are reported to be around 65,000.
Noor Khamis/IRIN By Habib Akewusola
Blackimage GH By Kofi Acquah There is no grey hair from the wise old aged, that falls without a rustle of her mother— and as soon as it falls, the earth quakes.
Pacemaker photo By Amnesty International Victims of child abuse have told a Northern Ireland Assembly committee today that The Executive Office has failed to prepare for the establishment of a compensation scheme following the conclusion of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
National Gallery By Hazel Speed Whenever time affords, I love going into The National Gallery which overlooks Trafalgar Square, London.
By Tejasvi Saxena
By Shola Balogun The interplay of satire and comic ribaldry as a specified art of the traditional Yoruba gelede theatre and its aesthetic framework within postcolonial African experience can be interrogated as a provenance to the place of folk theatre in contemporary theatre arts theory and criticism.
Stuart Price/UN By Anant Mishra Introduction Violence against women during conflicts is an issue we have been witnessing for decades, and unfortunately is an issue which we continue to witness even today.
Jamel Shabazz By Ogunniyi Abayomi As the black race, we are observed to be individuals of vigour and strength over the mental capability to study and succeed in our intellectual endeavours.
By Michael T. Bee
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 […]
Sudhanshu Malhotra By Mousumi Ghose
By Marcus Agar With his debut feature, Incarnation, young Serbian director Filip Kovacevic has crafted a visually striking thriller that can stand proud among Hollywood equals.
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.
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.
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 […]
Dylan Martinez/Reuters By Hazel Speed Some years ago when returning to London for a day, (having lived in Central London previously), I was quite moved by the number of homeless, yet again, and I also observed the worst notice I had ever seen, particularly aimed at these poor people. It was in an Office […]
Eolo Perfido By I.B. Rad
Ameed Alhalbi/AFP By Stephen Byrne