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Archive for October 25th, 2016

Gunmen kill 59 in attack on police academy in Pakistani city of Quetta

Naseer Ahmed/Reuters   By Gul Yusufzai At least 59 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta and took hostages, government officials said on Tuesday.

Cecil Rhodes must fall, but Mahatma Gandhi must stand – two statues and two controversies

Rodger Bosch/AFP   By Rupen Savoulian In October of this year, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the grounds of the University of Ghana, only a few months after it had been erected there as a presentation from the visiting Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.

Poetry

Sandy Skoglund   By Abigail Rathbone

The rise of creating a country against an existing country

Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP   By Ogunniyi Abayomi I was dispatched to Imo state, Nigeria in the month of October 2015 by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) for a year orientation service and programme. Nigeria had just sworn in  General Muhammadu Buhari as the newly elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and everything […]

Poetry

AFP photo   By Ron Larson

Death Threat

By Ricardo Swire Caribbean media outlets recently quoted reports of a paid JCA$5,000,000 or US$38,415 assignation bounty on a key Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Sergeant’s head. Evidence points to an illegal lottery scheme boss, whose name appears on an active US government extradition warrant. JCF intelligence noted a matching financial exchange, between the US based […]