Politics

Islamic State: most potent threat to world peace in our time*

Mar
24
V S Naipaul

Picture queues of helpless men and women being marched by zealous executioners who nail them to wooden crosses and crucify them, howling and bleeding to death as crowds watch. Picture thousands of girls and women, their arms tied, being marched by hooded and armed captors into sexual slavery.

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Nigeria: the big questions in this election

Mar
24
Jonathan Power

 

It has been said that “Brazil has a future and always will”. The quip cannot be made about Nigeria. It has a future and it is working towards it without the mind-boggling mistakes that have been made in recent years in Brazil.

 

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Walking for a mile in someone else headlines

Mar
24
Yahoo News

“At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss,” she says bluntly as she begins her talk on the TED2015 stage, her hands clasped in front of her. “At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences. “

 

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Korean peninsula and the frozen conflict

Feb
19
Jonathan Power


If there were a frozen conflict anywhere in the world today the place to look is not Eastern Europe but Korea. Following years of a pitiless war that ended in 1953, there was an armistice. A line was drawn across the Korean peninsula and its two halves went their separate ways

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Go Nigeria Go

Feb
19
John Otim

Africa's most populous nation is experiencing, many believe, its most dangerous moments since the end of its bitter civil war 45 years ago. Corruption is ripe in the giant of Africa. Social services and infrastructures are down. A crippling insurgency is tearing the land apart

 

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Memories from the lost Garden of Africa

Jan
15
John Otim

Like a rose garden full of bees the city of learning buzzed with the joyful sounds of celebrant youths. Everything about the place commanded the sense of the wonderful. I did not believe such a day would come. Nor that if it came, it would end!

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How Britain made India poor

Jan
15
Shashi Tharoor

 

At the beginning of the 18th century India's share of the world economy was 23%, as large as that of all of Europe put together. By the time we won independence, it had dropped to less than 4%. The reason was simple: India was governed for the benefit of Britain

 

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Africa & the Diaspora (Fragments)

Jan
15
Nile Journal

How would you like to be ruled by unscrupulous people who incite violence and abuse people because they stand in their way to power and corruption? - Nigeria Woman on the prospects of her country’s impending election

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