Jul 24th, 2014
By Ararat Iyob A joke regarding dreams goes as follows. Sometime, after independence, around a fireplace at a gathering with fighters and civilians, an old man sighs and says, “During the time of the Italians, we used to dream of having our own country instead we had the Ethiopians”. His audience is ...
Apr 28th, 2014
Zimbabwe and Britain share an unbreakable historical link. It is Britain that placed Zimbabwe under the yoke of colonialism, and it is Britain that also reinstated Zimbabwe’s independence. It is the same Britain that is at the centre of Zimbabwe‘s current situation. The longevity of the relationship ...
Mar 9th, 2014
by Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili, Full text of speech at APC Summit- The Uncomfortable Truth of Elusive Economic Development- Nigeria’s Century Old Failures and Prospects for a New Nigeria Protocols: Good afternoon, chieftains and members of the All Progressives Congress. Thanks...
In Middle East
Nov 22nd, 2012
Tuesday night, Israel and Hamas agreed to halt hostilities. Midnight local time was chosen. Hamas didn’t want conflict in the first place. Israel is a rogue state. It’s a serial provocateur. Multiple attacks were launched. Hamas responded defensively. It’s their right and responsibility under interna...
Oct 6th, 2012
Rwanda extends eviction threat to FDU member Theophile Ntirutwa. In the wise and profound words of Winston Churchill: Ingabire trial “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspok...
Dec 20th, 2011
Tunis – Tunisia’s newly elected president has called for the country’s Jewish population to return. The state news agency reported Monday that President Moncef Marzouki had told the country’s Grand Rabbi Haim Bittan that Tunisia’s Jews are full citizens. Tunisia p...
Dec 13th, 2011
A great irony of the cyber age is the way it connects seemingly incongruous and anachronistic opposites in bizarre and unexpected ways. Now the ragtag though powerful Islamist terror group, Al Shabaab, is taking on the Kenyan army on the battlefields of … Twitter. By SIMON ALLISON. “We shall fight on...
Mar 2nd, 2011
A possible Republican presidential candidate suggested in a radio interview that President Barack Obama’s childhood in Kenya shaped his world-view – even though Mr Obama did not visit Kenya until he was in his 20s. Barack Obama is seen playing in the ocean as a child in an undated family snapsh...