Dec 18th, 2013
By Hindessa Abdul Former Ethiopian leaders are breaking their silence. Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam, who for the last 22 years has been living in exile in Zimbabwe, spoke about his encounters with the late South African President Nelson Mandela. From that interview we learned: Mengistu handed a $100,...
Feb 14th, 2012
Democracy in the West has been long in making and we cannot point on a single person in any of the countries whom we would credit for having brought about democracy. We can only look at a long, and troublesome, history of social competition which has resulted in a state of affairs we call democracy, ...
Dec 26th, 2011
So, there are a few people demonstrating on Russia’s streets, shouting Russia without Putin (Rossiya bez Putina), among other things, a soundbite picked up on by a western press hungry for catch-phrases against the Kremlin. Interesting. Maybe the USA and their allies would like to see the secon...
Feb 14th, 2011
Revolutions can be short and bloody, or slow and peaceful. Each is different, though there are recurring patterns – including some that were on show in Egypt. Trotsky once remarked that if poverty was the cause of revolutions, there would be revolutions all the time because most people in the w...
In WikiLeaks Cables
Dec 22nd, 2010
Novaya Gazeta, the Moscow newspaper controlled by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and billionaire Alexander Lebedev, said it agreed to join forces with WikiLeaks to expose corruption in Russia. Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, which publishes secret government and corporate documents onli...