The Power of Propaganda

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Imad Zafar

Someone once asked an ex French President why he did not marry. He answered, “I was looking for my ideal woman all my life.” The person asked “So you did not find your ideal?,” to which the President replied “No, I actually found my ideal woman but her ideal was not me.”

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Observations of an Expat: ANC dominance in trouble in South Africa

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Tom Arms

ANC dominance of South Africa looks set to begin to end on the 3rd of August. And that will be a good thing.

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The African Passport: Another feather in the AU’s cap

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Joe Khamisi 

It started in East Africa. Now, the idea has gone continental and pundits have their ears and eyes open to find out whether it will succeed or go the way of many other African projects.

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Angélique Kidjo & African youth activists honoured with international award

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Amnesty International

World-renowned musician Angélique Kidjo and three inspirational African youth activist movements have been declared this year’s joint winners of the prestigious Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2016.

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The Revolution of 17th May 1997: The Democratic Republic of the Congo is reborn

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Sylvain Muyali

The 17th of May 1997 is a special date for Congolese citizens as it was on this day that Laurent Kabila overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko to become President and reclaim the name of their nation from Zaire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Addressing the Palestinian Right of Return

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Anant Mishra

“You seem to be surprised to hear that there are still problems of 1948 to be solved, the most important component of which is the right to return of Palestinian refugees.”

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Elections: A Democratic Necessity and Aid

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Anant Mishra

According to Robert Dahl, noted political theorist, legitimate elections are one of the seven pillars of a functioning democracy. In order to be deemed a democratic country, a state must satisfy the requirement of having free, fair, and frequent election.

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