Stefan Wermuth/Reuters By Thambu Kanagasabai Extending the never ending history of grievances and sufferings of Tamils
Archive for the ‘OPINION’ Category
Suhaib Salem/Reuters By Amnesty International Hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes inside their homes or in places where they sought refuge after following Iraqi government advice not to leave during the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), human rights NGO Amnesty International […]
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed The Scottish Referendum issue was debated and voted for successfully, but that is about as far as it will go until at least post Brexit.
Marko Djurica/Reuters By Lin Taylor and Valeria Cardi In the dead of night, as wild animals howled nearby, Syrian migrant Aras Mahmoud clung to his children as they slept on damp grass in the Bulgarian mountains en route to Serbia, praying that his family would live another day.
Reuters photo By Ricardo Swire Las Moicas is a powerful, invisible, drug trafficking entity headquartered in Michoacán state on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Members primarily cook Methamphetamine and Heroin, then hide the drugs in either vehicle engine or transmission parts, smuggled across Mexico’s border with America.
Reuters photo By Binoy Kampmark Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the next detonating device is activated on a flight. Shoes are […]
AFP photo By Hazel Speed Mrs May returned to Scotland today, firstly to broadcast a statement outlining her vision for the United Kingdom to become even stronger after Brexit.
UNHCR photo By Male Daniel The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed over the week to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food.
Khaled Abdullah/Reuters By Emma Batha Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency stated.
J Bento By Sylvain Muyali Alphonse Ntumba Luaba, former Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and former Congolese Minister for Human Rights, believes that the DRC has a political, economic and political governance problem.
EPA photo By Hazel Speed Labour MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, has presented a list of six tests which he says are required if Labour are to back any final deal in Parliament regarding Brexit.
Khaled Abdullah/Reuters By Rupen Savoulian This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.
AFP photo By Mark Davis Juggling numbers to validate a point in a discussion is nothing new to those on the left. Obamacare was passed into existence with lies and persists by the same methodology. Claiming millions would be hurt when Obamacare’s claws are finally removed from the health system is nonsense.
EPA photo By Binoy Kampmark The curious, sweaty mammals of North Queensland in Australia are bracing themselves for yet another cyclone with an anodyne name. Cyclone Debbie might have impressed you as a person who turns up at the door asking for donations for the Red Cross Appeal. But cyclones are rarely disposed to […]
AFP photo By Hazel Speed Mrs May has obviously been deferring the filing of Article 50 in consideration of allowing the EU anniversary celebrations to take place first.
Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson “I am not upset, I am not upset!” Yet a grown man swears angrily six times because of last night’s pounded yam.” Local axiom.
PA photo By Tom Arms The EU is worried about losing their American nuclear umbrella. The UK is worried about losing their European market and their seat at the European top table. Britain has nuclear weapons. The EU has markets. Is there a fit?
By Joe Khamisi It is not difficult to understand the unrelenting conundrum that has befallen the four gentlemen at the head of the opposition NASA coalition in Kenya.
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed The morning after. The United Kingdom is hurting, but the words from all today is that terrorism will not deter democracy, as can be seen by the earlier clip in Parliament.
Dado Ruvic/Reuters By Julia Love, Jessica Toonkel and Tim Baysinger The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday.
AP photo By Ricardo Swire An official report from the Republic of Haiti’s National Police (HNP) Deputy Commissioner informed that on Monday March 20, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm rocks were thrown and gunshots fired at the ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide‘s motorcade, as it approached a downtown Port-au-Prince intersection.
Richard Pohle/Reuters By Toby Melville and William James Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.
AFP photo By Sylvain Muyali Judges from the International Criminal Court (ICC) could on Friday award the first sums allocated to the compensation for victims of war crimes, estimated at more than 16.4 million dollars by the lawyers of the victims of an attack on a Congolese village in 2003.
By Durodola Tosin There are several reasons why many regard 1945 as the beginning of Modern African Political Thought. To say, however that Modern African Political Thought started in the year 1945 is a total misconception which will be unfair to history.
AP photo By Ricardo Swire Historically law enforcement in Venezuela has been bloody and heavy handed. A brutal response during 1989’s “Caracazo” symbolized failure of the old internal security apparatus.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed I had planned to write an article about the second day of debate and vote in the Scottish Parliament regarding Nicola Sturgeon’s quest for another Scottish Referendum. No sooner had I switched to BBC TV – Parliament network, when a news flash scrolled across the screen advising of a […]
AP/AFP photo By Cynthia M. Lardner “The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between […]
By Hazel Speed It had to happen – inevitably! Five on Brexit Island – (one book but not the last), then of course, there has to be a Brexit movie.
Erick Bukulu By Byobe Malenga Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Bukavu have launched a man-hunt for 20 hardcore prisoners who escaped from a detention centre on Monday.