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Archive for November, 2016

Ugandan tribal king charged with murder amid violence in region

James Akena/Reuters   By Gloria Nakiyimba Kasese town remains calm but unstable. The town in Uganda’s western Rwenzori region neighboring the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the scene of heavy fighting with gunshots heard everywhere following the weekend attacks on a tribal King’s Palace.

EU globalisation fears most acute in Austria and France

Jacky Naegelen/Reuters   By Noah Barkin Fear of globalisation is the most important factor in pushing European citizens towards populist right-wing parties and those fears are most acute in Austria and France, a survey by Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation showed on Wednesday.

Interview with Murdoch Mysteries creator Maureen Jennings

By Hazel Speed It is with immense pride we feature an exclusive interview with famous author and screenwriter Maureen Jennings, whose successes across the genre have brought a great deal of pleasure to people throughout the world, in her books and the Murdoch Mysteries TV series.

Poetry

AP photo   By Alejandro Escudé

Cuba’s Security

Adalberto Roque/AFP   By Ricardo Swire “Socialism or Death” was his famous rallying cry. First issued in an era when Western designed democracy swept the globe, Communist regimes in China and Vietnam embraced capitalism, leaving Cuba an economically crippled Marxist curiosity. The legendary Fidel Castro overcame imprisonment at the hands of Dictator Fulgencio Batista and […]

The art of writing and the pursuit of survival across Africa in the 21st century

By Ogunniyi Abayomi The struggle to find our feet in society against the unruly demeanor of individuals occupying certain positions unopposed has been a subject and theme of discourse among writers in Africa.

Does England need its own Leader and to Declare Independence?

Nick Stern/Banksy   By Hazel Speed The soap opera farce (Brexit), that the UK has become is a situation now beyond embarrassment and one which for many is turning to anger.

Poetry

Halil Andi   By Sheena Pillai Singh

Thatcher admirer Fillon wins French Conservative presidential ticket

Philippe Wojazer/Reuters   By Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose Hardline reformist Francois Fillon scored a resounding win in France’s conservative primaries on Sunday, making him favourite to win a presidential election five months from now against the popular far-right and a deeply divided left.

Nigeria quickly forgets her own

Lekan Oyekanmi/AP   By Prince Charles Dickson A man is wearing black, black shoes, socks, trousers, and, gloves. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him, its lights off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

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Charles Tasnadi/AP By Ron Larson

As Zimbabwe’s money runs out, so does Mugabe’s power

Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters   By Ed Cropley In Zimbabwe, where worthless $100 trillion (80.36 trillion pounds) notes serve as reminders of the perils of hyperinflation, President Robert Mugabe is printing a new currency that jeopardizes not just the economy but his own long grip on power.

Poetry

George Osodi   By Aremu Adams Adebisi

Another one bites the dust…

AP photo   By Siddhartha Rastogi   This time the SECOND most powerful Woman on Earth   Over 220 years ago several revolutionaries fought for a cause and laid the foundation of a Nation founded by Immigrants on three basic principles; Equality, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Kenya’s Kogelo villagers still waiting for their son Obama to return

Radu Sigheti/Reuters   By Joe Khamisi Almost eight years ago, a small village near Lake Victoria – the world’s ninth largest continental lake – woke up to news that the son of one of their own, then deceased, had been elected president of the United States.

Nigeria: 150 Peaceful Pro-Biafra Activists Killed In Chilling Crackdown

Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP   By Amnesty International The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by human rights NGO Amnesty International.

Poetry

By Jo-Ella Sarich

Is the media making Britain a laughing stock?

Chris Ratcliffe   By Hazel Speed I listened to BBC Radio 4 Analysis and have since learned that there are those who feel the content was unwise as well as unauthorised by the British Public.

Campaigns continue for the presidential election in Gambia

Joe Penney/Reuters   By Alpha Jallow Campaigning in the run up to the Presidential race in Gambia started on Wednesday. Two political parties, one a coalition of seven political parties are challenging incumbent President Yahya Jammeh who is running for his fifth term.

Poetry

Dani Oshi   By Daginne Aignend

Fiction: A Game of Hoopla

Madoda Mkhobeni   By Nixon Mateulah

The World’s Counterfeit Capital

Martin Mejia/AP   By Ricardo Swire Counterfeiting is considered the ultimate technology for people who want something for nothing. During the past ten years more than US$103 million in fake US dollars “made in Peru,” were seized in law enforcement operations. On November 15th Peru’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force, a combined American/Peruvian law enforcement team, confiscated […]

Observations of an Expat: Trump’s First Major Diplomatic Faux Pas

AFP photo   By Tom Arms It didn’t take long. Fortunately Donald Trump’s first diplomatic faux pas involved America’s closest and most forgiving ally. But Donald Trump’s tweet that Britain appoint UKIP leader Nigel Farage as British ambassador to Washington won’t be forgotten.

Poetry

Jezza Neumann   By Kumbirai Kupfavira

The Southern Cone

By Ricardo Swire Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the tip of Brazil make up the Southern Cone. Argentinian counter-narcotics teams battle South America’s second largest domestic cocaine market after Brazil.

Investing in Tales of Love for Purging the Diseases of History

By Manjinder Kaur Wratch Traditional history stockpiles bitter memories of the past which slush hatred and create divisions. Literature has a leading edge over traditional history as the creative powers of the writers have always invested in tales of love, compassion and friendship.

How the NHS Can Save and Raise Money

SPL photo   By Hazel Speed First of all the NHS must have spent a huge amount of money putting together the TV campaign telling us to stay well.

Poetry

Jen Tse   By Wally Swist

Conservatives bristle as Trump backs off Clinton prosecution

Lucas Jackson/Reuters   By Curtis Skinner Some of Donald Trump’s strongest conservative supporters are voicing anger and disappointment at the president-elect’s comments on Tuesday that he might back off his campaign pledge of pursuing a prosecution of former rival Hillary Clinton.

The Impact of Politics and Culture on Pakistan’s Education System

Fayyaz Ahmed   By Muhammad Shoaib Khan Education is the indispensable need of every individual in the society. It is necessary for everyone to seek education. It does not mean holding a degree or cramming books, in fact it’s the knowledge and awareness about everything related to an individual, i.e. the society, culture, norms, values, […]