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Posts Tagged ‘Power’

The Power of Propaganda

Reuters photo   By 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 […]

Totalitarian dominance within African Democracy

By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]

Powerful versus Powerless

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP   By Ricardo Swire The gap between the powerful and powerless grows wider each day. Corruption spreads faster than shame. Evidence exhibits that power is abused in all social and professional circles.

Crisis in the Congo: DRC today mirrors the French Constitution

Alexander Joe/AFP   By 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 […]

Economic diversification, job skills can help accelerate growth in Bangladesh – ADB

Munir Uz Zaman/AFP   By Sheuli Akter Improved infrastructure and a more diversified economy can help Bangladesh increase economic growth, create meaningful jobs, and enhance the country’s structural transformation as a thriving middle-income economy, say two new Asian Development Bank (ADB) reports.

Obama’s Africa policy: An expanding military footprint to grab resources

Carl De Souza/AFP   By Rupen Savoulian US President Barack Obama, the first African American to occupy the White House, has used his part-African background to leverage influence in the continent of his ancestors.

Urgent Need

By Don Krieger Newt Gingrich, whose voice is heard daily on Fox News, has become Mr. Trump’s de facto Minister of Propaganda. His is by no means the only such voice. There is an urgent world wide need for education in resisting indoctrination.

DRC President under international pressure to resign

Carlo Allegri/Reuters   By Byobe Malenga Sanctions and international pressure have increased on President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Accused by the opposition of not wanting to retire after the end of his last term in December 2016, the United States and MEPs have decided to also extend warnings against the Congolese […]

As Duterte takes over in Philippines, police killings stir fear

Romeo Ranoco/Reuters   By Manuel Mogato and John Chalmers Two things catch the eye in the office of Joselito Esquivel, a police colonel enforcing a national crackdown on drugs in the Philippines’ most crime-ridden district: a pair of boxing gloves in a display cabinet and an M4 assault rifle lying beside him.

Orwell’s vision: Power under the watch and surveillance of the masses

By Ogunniyi Abayomi At certain periods in the history of our society, people converge at particular spots for rallies and campaigns to support individuals, groups and parties vying to serve their people in the capacity as political aspirant.

Who Will Expiate For Whose Sins?

Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud/Reuters   By Ananya S Guha World leaders are expiating for sins. Not theirs, but for their country’s, through the passage of time.

Power Of Love, Not Love Of Power!

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA)   By Ananya S Guha A reappraisal of ‘what is power’ is now at a critical juncture in the country when people are fed up with corruption in all forms manifest itself.

Observations of an Expat: Russia’s power credibility

By Tom Arms Power Credibility. That’s what Putin has. He has clearly established it in Syria.

The Middle East: Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

By Fadi Elhusseini Since 2003, Turkey has appeared as a valuable asset for global powers to invest in and as a leading actor in a region long described as sluggish towards democratic transformations.

Ayatollah Google

By Ahmed Tharwat “The control of information is something the elite always do, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people,” explained American writer Tom Clancy.

Neo-Colonialism: A major obstacle to the process of nation-building in Africa

By Durodola Tosin   ABSTRACT Neo-colonialism is the involvement of former powers and foreign business companies in the exploitation of resources of post-colonial people in Africa.  Neo-colonialism took place after independence in Africa; it is not a physical colonialism but still controlling.

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal contemplate inititiatives to bolster development ties

By Sheuli Akter The third meeting of the Joint Working Groups on Sub-Regional Cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) on Water Resources Management and Power/Hydropower and on Connectivity and Transit was held on January 19-20 in Dhaka.

Bangladesh to get $205 million ADB loan to improve power supply

By Sheuli Akter The Bangladeshi government has signed a $205 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for increasing access to a reliable supply of electricity and improving efficiency and capacity of power systems in Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe and China sign deal which will reduce power outages

By Mathew Masinge Power outages in Zimbabwe could ease significantly after China agreed to provide a USD 1.3 billion loan to upgrade two generators at the country’s largest Hwange thermal power plant in the Matabeleland North province.

Inga dams: DRC and South Africa hope to speed up project

By Darell Maurice The Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa have reaffirmed their commitment to accelerate the planned extension of the hydroelectric Inga dams on the Congo River that could provide power to the whole of Africa.

Current scenario in the Indian Power Sector

  By Sandhya Sutodia Empowering the country’s power sector entails a close look when it comes to throwing light on factors denying a plug between demand and supply. This becomes more pronounced when the glittering statistics of having notched up the fifth position in power generation fails to lighten the burden, electrify villages and enlighten […]