The Nigerian shadow I have always known

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

Along the streets, suburbs, pedestrian walkways and terminal junction in the metropolitan city of Lagos, we have read the tragic stories and observed the dotted analysis of each narrative along with an imaginary caption of the devastating events and occurrences within our society, disseminated by the medium of communication, in addition to publishing materials sold by vendors across the street.

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Section 18C is no threat to freedom of speech

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Rupen Savoulian

As Australians, we should be thankful for the government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The PM, in cooperation with other ultra-right politicians, anti-immigrant xenophobes and the NewsCorp media empire, have highlighted the reason why all of us are groaning under the weight of a tyrannical dictatorship curbing our freedom of speech.

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Why the American college kids on spring break chanted ‘Build that Wall’

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Rupen Savoulian

In March 2017, there were several reports that a group of American college kids, vacationing in Cancun, Mexico for their spring break, chanted the Trumpist slogan ‘Build that Wall’.

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Xenophobia and its interpretation within South Africa’s foreign communities

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

The Nigerian and foreign communities in South Africa endure a turbulent atmosphere within their domain; be killed or watch your property burgled by radical youths. This is enacted by the myopic ideology over the dominance and control of economic, social and financial institutions by foreigners earning more than the citizens of South Africa.

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Xenophobic Attacks: The Need For Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Readjustment

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Durodola Tosin

Brexit came as a shock not only to Europe but also to the entire World. After my coherent analysis of several factors and actors, I didn’t expect such an unwavering support by the people to reach such a decision.

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One Nation – the UKIP-ization of Australian politics

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Rupen Savoulian

One Nation, the anti-immigrant ultra-right wing political party, has made a huge comeback into Australian politics in the wake of the July 2 2016 federal election. This requires a number of observations to explain its rise, the underlying factors for its reemergence into national prominence, and its impact on Australian political life.

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Dutton’s remarks, and being told to go back to where I come from – a constant refrain my whole life

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Rupen Savoulian

Australia’s current Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, made a number of ignorant and bigoted comments in recent weeks regarding the presence of Lebanese Muslims in Australia.

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