Meet the DUP – the monstrous allies of Theresa May

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Rupen Savoulian

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has finalised a deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority Tory government. This arrangement, made in the wake of the surprising and encouraging surge of electoral support for the leftist Labour candidate Jeremy Corbyn, has focused public attention on the nature of the Theresa May’s new friends. Indeed, the link between the English ruling elite and the DUP are extensive and run deep. Continue reading “Meet the DUP – the monstrous allies of Theresa May”

Are the TNA taking Tamils for a ride?

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Kumarathasan Rasingam

 

The Tamil National Alliance [TNA], a loose group of four parties, Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi [ITAK] Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization [TELO], People’s Liberation of Tamil Eelam [PLOTE] and Eelam People’s Liberation Front [EPRLF], was formed in 2001 with the blessings of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [LTTE] leadership. Continue reading “Are the TNA taking Tamils for a ride?”

Court confirms Dutch UN peacekeepers partly liable for Srebrenica massacre

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Stephanie van den Berg

 

A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths in 1995 of some 300 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch U.N. base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops. Continue reading “Court confirms Dutch UN peacekeepers partly liable for Srebrenica massacre”

Restructuring agenda against the referendum for secession

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

 

The political and social environment in Nigeria ironically has not attained its democratic potential in spite of its independence on the 1st of October 1960, likewise its transition from the military system of  government to the federal system of government on the 1st of October 1979 under the Alhaji Shehu Shagari and Alex Ekwueme regime, reminiscent of 29th of May 1999 under the regime of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar respectively. After the death of Abacha on June 8, 1998 we deliberated on the return of a federal state which was attained but we are yet to yield its potential as a nation. Continue reading “Restructuring agenda against the referendum for secession”