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Archive for November 18th, 2016

Observations of an Expat: Post-truth Awards

AFP photo   By Tom Arms Backgrounder: This week the world’s premier lexicon—The Oxford English Dictionary—named post-truth as word of the year. This article imagines the Hollywood-style awards ceremony.

‘I was forced to kill my best friend’, former DRC child soldier says

Antony Njuguna/Reuters   By Lin Taylor It was during an ordinary game of soccer when Michel Chikwanine was abducted at age 5 by rebel soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and recruited into the army.

Poetry

Eric Kim   By JD DeHart

Fake news – a menace to society

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi Over the past two decades social media has become one of the most powerful sources of information. It facilitates free and seamless inter and cross-border communication and enables information to travel fast and wide. It also builds and destroys individuals and institutions, and promotes or demotes merchandise in a […]

Children who murder – too young to be named?

By Hazel Speed Last week saw the life convictions of two teenagers for murder, who at the time of their crime were considered to be minors thereby cannot legally be named as an adult might be.

Poetry

Zoriah photo   By Ken Allan Dronsfield