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Archive for December 2nd, 2016

Observations of an Expat: The End of Reason

AP/AFP photo   By Tom Arms The philosophical foundations of the word are shifting. Fact, evidence; they are becoming irrelevant even though they have governed our decision-making processes for nearly 350 years. And they have been a good 350 years for the Euro-centric Western world.

Say What You Say: Fidel Castro Was Africa’s Hero

Themba Hadebe/AP   By Joe Khamisi Regardless of what some Western leaders say, and despite the flashy – but repulsive – street celebrations in Miami, the fallen Cuban leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was and will forever remain a friend of Africa.

Poetry

Marek Jarkovsky   By Christopher Hopkins

Fight against human trafficking frustrated by governments, families and violence

Navesh Chitraka/Reuters   By Kieran Guilbert and Anuradha Nagaraj Obstacles as formidable as government policies and as basic as family ties undermine the global fight against human trafficking, allowing millions of desperate people to be driven into slavery, leading campaigners warn.

Renewed recruitment in South Sudan an indicator all parties preparing for conflict

Peter Louis   By Peter Louis Members from a United Nations commission on human rights for South Sudan on Wednesday gave press a briefing on their ten day vist to report on the country’s worsening condition.

Demonetisation of Rupee angers Indians

PTI photo   By Jose Kalathil India, Asia’s third-largest economy, is facing an unprecedented financial emergency after Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, demonetised the most popular high-value Indian currencies with effect from 8 November.

The Key Holders

CNA photo   By Ricardo Swire Brazilian law enforcement’s new push against the “First Capital Command” or Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), known in gangland as “R,” netted some unusual suspects.

Poetry

Prashant Godbole   By Manjinder Kaur Wratch