Political party removes South Sudan’s VP Riek Machar from office

South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar has been deposed as head of his party and its armed forces, rival military leaders said on Wednesday. Machar played a major role in pushing his partner, President Salva Kiir, to a peace deal in 2018 and in the subsequent formation of a unity government following years of civil … Continue reading Political party removes South Sudan’s VP Riek Machar from office

China shows support for Taliban

The photo stands out: three Chinese diplomats in dark suits are surrounded by nine Taliban leaders, in shalwar kameez (long tunic), turbans and brush beards. Not a smile. Communist China, deeply anti-religious and engaged in a fierce repression of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, a region bordering Afghanistan, where beards and other religious symbols are enough … Continue reading China shows support for Taliban

Equatorial Guinea detains 6 French soldiers

Six French soldiers were detained at the Bata airport in Equatorial Guinea on Thursday morning while stopping to refuel their helicopter, according to the French military and local media. Vice President of Equatorial Guinea Teodorin Obiang The six, who the army said were still awaiting authorisation to take off, were detained a day after a Paris court upheld … Continue reading Equatorial Guinea detains 6 French soldiers

How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

The silencing of conservatives by Twitter has extended to those seeking to audit the 2020 presidential election results, including the first of its kind in Maricopa County, Arizona. Photo by Brett Jordan on Pexels.com Reports first noted the banning on two accounts sharing information from the Arizona forensic audit, but accounts sharing information on audit … Continue reading How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

How Confucius contributed to the development of political science and democracy

Who was Confucius? Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher who is considered one of the most important and influential people in the world today. His contributions to democracy and the development of political science through teachings and theories are immeasurable (Csikszentmihalyi., 2020). Statute of the great Chinese philosopher, Confucius Confucius was … Continue reading How Confucius contributed to the development of political science and democracy

Amnesty: Iran’s Raisi should face trial for crimes against humanity

'That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran,' says Amnesty International. Ebrahim Raisi Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Ebrahim Raisi's election as Iran's new president was a blow for … Continue reading Amnesty: Iran’s Raisi should face trial for crimes against humanity

Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously elected Antonio Guterres to a second term as secretary-general on Friday, giving him another five years at the helm of the 193-member organization at a time a deeply divided world faces numerous conflicts, the growing impact of climate change, and a pandemic still circling the globe. Antonio Guterres Ambassadors in … Continue reading Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

Ex-president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, returns after 10 years of arrest

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo returned home to Abidjan on Thursday, nearly a decade after he was ousted from power and sent to The Hague to face war crimes charges of which he was later acquitted.  Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo’s homecoming is viewed as a key test of stability in Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer … Continue reading Ex-president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, returns after 10 years of arrest

Is the US media overprotecting Biden?

More than 60 percent of American voters believe the mainstream media protects President Joe Biden by not asking tough questions, according to a new survey. The Zogby Poll also found that nearly half of U.S. voters feel the president is taking credit for actions made by former President Donald Trump. Asked if the country was headed in … Continue reading Is the US media overprotecting Biden?

The power of ethnic nationalism

My angry reaction earlier today on APC UK platform: Most of the Diasporans here living in Europe. Can you show me one multi-ethnic state in Europe where one group is positioned to dominate the rest that hasn't broken up? Brexit UK EU referendum concept with flag and handwriting text in, out, leave, remain is written … Continue reading The power of ethnic nationalism