Observations of an Expat: The God Story

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Tom Arms

God is infallible. Although you could argue that he made a big mistake when He (or She?) scooped up a mess of Middle Eastern mud and sculpted Adam. The first Chinese is reported to have enjoyed a similar creation, although the river was the Yangtze. As for India’s Hindus, the first man was the result of a passionate coupling between Brahma and the Goddess Shatarupa.

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Why I Marched

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Cynthia M. Lardner

On Saturday I participated in the Amsterdam Women’s March. It was far from a ‘Women’s March’, it was a people’s march – young and old, male and female, of every race and religion. The 3,000 protesters here generated an electrifying and contagious energy that is not going to be diminished going forward.

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The Proposed Constitution in Sri Lanka…

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Thambu Kanagasabai


Will it accommodate the just demands of the Tamils or abandon them to choose their own destiny?

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The National dialogue in Sudan has died a clinical death

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Mohamed Elgadi

It is unfortunate for Sudan, to a scandalous degree that the national dialogue is no longer, this from a terrorist Khartoum government led by President Omar al-Bashir.

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Crisis in the Congo: DRC today mirrors the French Constitution

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Brian Minga Amza

The legality of Joseph Kabila‘s Presidency after 19 December 2016 has divided the political and social sphere of society in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even after the Constitutional Court, which is regarded as the highest court of the country, ruled that “the head of state will stay in power until a new president is elected, even if the election of that President is delayed,” according to Article 70 of the Constitution.

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Political pressure on Katumbi denounced ahead of DRC elections

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Darell Maurice

Since leaving his post of governor of the mineral-rich province of Katanga, resigning from the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) and announcing his candidacy for the Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moïse Katumbi has become the bane of the presidential majority.

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Sir Mark Tully: Legend of Journalism, Radio and the BBC


An interview by Ratnesh Dwivedi 


This was my first chance to meet Mark Tully in person. I had interviewed him before over the telephone for a community radio station I set up in my previous organization in 2014. A magnificent personality, an excellent welcome and polished Hindi makes Mark Tully what he was in yesteryears and what he is today.

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