J Scott Applewhite/AP By Binoy Kampmark “I wasn’t the wrong person to become Jane Roe. I wasn’t the right person to become Jane Roe. I was just the person who became Jane Roe, of Roe v Wade.” Norma McCorvey with Andy Meisler, I am Roe: My Life, Roe v Wade (1994)
Archive for February, 2017
Mario Tama/AFP By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.
George Osodi By Awesu Olaniyi Williams If America was to have an assigned gender, it would be a male. Forget any misogynistic tendency, the US has always been a master charmer from the days of the Marshall Plan to the post cold war era.
Mukiibi Sserunjogi By Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st
Reuters photo By Siddhartha Rastogi 3 Evils which can push the economy on a downward spiral
By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda now boasts of having a state of the art Gold refinery in Sub Saharan Africa.
Christophe Debon By John Mingay
By Ricardo Swire As a money laundering countermeasure, especially against ingenuity developed by drug traffickers and terrorists, banks mandated employees to submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) on all irregular transactions. Not long ago select mega banks, represented by “The Clearing House (TCH),” officially requested changes to industry rules. TCH’s operation as a finance group offers […]
Siegfried Modola/Reuters By Male Daniel War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine has now been declared, three UN agencies warned.
Lucas Jackson/Reuters By Samuel Son
Manish Swarup/AP By Prince Charles Dickson Hypocrite. Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a lie. The Nigerian story is either hypocritical, or contains much of hypocrisy today.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed The UK Parliament yesterday held a three hour debate as to whether President Trump’s state visit should be revoked following a petition signed by 1.8 million people to date.
By Susan Kahil
By Male Daniel A United Nations expert group on enforced disappearances has called on the governments of Kenya and South Sudan to reveal the fate of two South Sudanese men who were abducted in Kenya last month.
EPA photo By Binoy Kampmark “Ladies and gentlemen, the Transatlantic bond remains our strongest bulwark against instability and Russia.” US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, Feb 17, 2017
By Raja Farrukh Zeb The two states Pakistan and India started their formal dialogue at the end of 1947, to talk about the payment of money to Pakistan along with a share in the assets, which India denied at first. The two countries also held meetings in 1972 to discuss the issue of the […]
Andreea Campeanu/Reuters By Male Daniel The UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, at the end of his four-day visit to South Sudan over the week called for those committing cimes of atrocity in the country to be held accountable.
Andrew Harnik/AP By Mirissa D. Price
AFP photo By Joseph Besong The First Lady of Cameroon H.E Madam Chantal Biya has been presented with an open letter. Biya’s deaf ear to calls from the religious, traditional, and politicians has caused others to try another option, that of passing through the first lady. Below is the open letter.
PA photo By Hazel Speed What is it with people who have had their time in the limelight but want to return to politics like old singers who have numerous final concerts?
UN photo By Sheuli Akter The government of Bangladesh and the World Bank have launched a cash benefits program for 600,000 of the country’s poorest mothers and pregnant women in exchange for their participation in activities to improve their children’s nutrition and cognitive development.
Reuters photo By Ron Larson
AP photo By Tom Arms Mind the Gap. Three very familiar monosyllabic words for anyone who has travelled on the London Underground. The taped announcement is a warning to beware of the potentially dangerous space between the railway carriages and the platform. But it has a political meaning too.
EPA photo By Joe Khamisi It is grindingly dizzying to see what Uhuru Kenyatta is doing months prior to the general elections.
Joshua Roberts/Reuters By Wally Swist
Wanuri Kahiu By Damilola Jonathan Oladeji
By Hazel Speed South East Rail (as opposed to issues with Southern Rail) are showing a discrimination to those with Freedom Passes in that they will not give passengers (their off-peak clients) access to waiting rooms that are now and have been for years, combined with cafe concessionaries despite former waiting rooms often being boarded […]
By Opal Ingram
Stephen Morrison/EPA By Cynthia Meru The #EmbraceAFamily Campaign by the Kenya Red Cross Society is appealling to all Kenyans, Partners and Stakeholders to join them and help tackle the ongoing drought crisis by supporting one family for a month by donating 3000 Kenya Shillings.
AP photo By Binoy Kampmark “Photographs really are experience captured, and the camera is the ideal arm of consciousness in its acquisitive mood.” Susan Sontag, On Photography (1977)