Nicole Tung By Tom Arms It looks as if the fighting in Iraq and Syria will draw to a close in 2017. We won and lost.
Archive for December, 2016
Ezra Acayan/Reuters By Ezra Acayan Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte completes six months in charge today, with the rising death toll from his war on drugs showing no sign of easing.
Michael Comeau By Lianne Kamp
By Siddhartha Rastogi …..To protect the country and not the party alone
Leanne Temme/AFP By Hazel Speed What a dreadful and sad indictment there are so many children sleeping rough in the UK, Oliver Twist being reenacted in real terms in 2016.
David Benthal By Blank Verse
By Ricardo Swire Cash moves across the world in a matter of seconds, with just one touch of a computer’s keyboard. Technology allows “dirty money” to disappear and with it any chance of confiscation.
Darren Ornitz/Reuters By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel’s building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America’s longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office.
By M.K. Eelaventhan The recent acquittal of six accused in the political murder trial of late MP Nadarajah Raviraj is not surprising but it is yet another expected verdict from the Sri Lankan judiciary.
Ajit Solanki/AP By Siddhartha Rastogi Cash withdrawal curbs to continue…
Lakin Ogunbanwo By Ògbeni Làgbàyí
AP photo By Prince Charles Dickson
By Ricardo Swire On Tuesday March 15th 2016 the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and the Peoples Liberation Army of China signed a multi-million dollar military agreement. The diplomatic protocol signaled another Chinese special equipment contribution to the BDF arsenal.
By Samrat Dey Numerous European Churches dot the map of Kolkata, thanks to its history of British, French, Portuguese and Dutch cultures.
By Vatsala Radhakeesoon
By Madamidola Oladele Developments in the Nigerian State from the beginning of the 21st century to date have called for serious pondering on my part. So much water has passed under the Nigerian bridge; many events and catastrophes; many takes and mistakes; minor improvements and major setbacks.
Karim Kadim/AP By Rafah Al Saad I am calling for the freedom of the Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi.
Jewel Samad/AFP By Ron Larson
Ingur By Hazel Speed One should always be cautious, in my experience, when something ‘reasonable’ emerges.
AP photo By Ricardo Swire The “Origin of Funds” policy is selectively enforced, but mandatory where there is no accurate data related to individuals who made suspicious or flagged payments to an American corporation.
By Ngozi Olivia Osuoha
Brendan Smialowski/AFP By Rupen Savoulian The following series of articles, prompted by reflections around the Christmas-holiday season, will contain a mixture of the personal and political.
Negar Mortazavi By Tom Arms It has been a good year for journalists. I have never known better. There has been an endless march of upsets, twists, turns, worries, cheers, jeers, doom, gloom and unadulterated surprised joy.
David Scholes By Lianne Kamp
Amr Nabil/AP By Ahmed Tharwat “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Charles Spurgeon
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi The year 2016 has been a rocky one for Kenyans in many ways.
Pauly Pholwises By Leslie Philibert
By Joseph Besong Christmas, though a Christian feast, is celebrated with a lot of fanfare in Africa. Everyone in the continent, young, old, rich, Christian, pagan, etc, partake in the feast. If you want to know the hospitality of Africans, visit any country of your choice during the Christmas period.
By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]