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04.07.2020

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

By Kester Kenn Klomegah During several years of Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan’s economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. According to the Corruptions Perception Index, Sudan is one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018… »

02.07.2020

Mururoa: 54th anniversary of first nuclear bomb detonation

Mururoa: 54th anniversary of first nuclear bomb detonation

By Peace Movement Aotearoa “On July 2, 1966 the calm of French Polynesia’s Mururoa atoll was shattered by an explosion of unbelievable force. Within a second, the azure tropical sky flashed bright orange, and was ruptured by a towering radioactive cloud that mushroomed into the atmosphere; the placid lagoon was… »

01.07.2020

Palestinians live the Apartheid of the 3rd millennium

Palestinians live the Apartheid of the 3rd millennium

The murder of Georges Floyd committed by a police officer who placed his knee on his neck, outraged all of America and a large part of humanity. Despite this awakening of a large part of the North American population. In this technologically advanced world, there is a minority that daily… »

26.06.2020

The Lack of Dialogue Between Palestinians and Israelis

The Lack of Dialogue Between Palestinians and Israelis

For decades there has been an ongoing political conflict between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, its solution still seems to be far away. Can an open dialogue put an end to this tragedy? And how realistic is a dialogue between the citizens of both countries in the near future?… »

24.06.2020

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

“In June, the WHO, along with other UN agencies, released a landmark study, ‘Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020.’ Sadly, this study—like so much about the status of children in our time—has received almost no news coverage.” By Vijay Prashad The Great Lockdown lingers month… »

24.06.2020

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Ethiopia, by all standards, is a reputable country in East Africa. It gains popularly from different angles. In terms of politics, Ethiopia has been touted as a country with an excellent model of democracy in Africa. For his efforts in ending the 20-year-long war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, President Abiy… »

23.06.2020

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have thrown their unflinching support for Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a candidate contesting for the top position at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This backing implies that Africa is strongly behind her, and further… »

21.06.2020

Why India-China border clashes matter

Why India-China border clashes matter

By Zou Yue Chinese and Indian soldiers recently engaged in the most serious border clash since they fought a war in 1962, leaving casualties on both sides. CGTN’s Zou Yue says the focus should be on the restraint exercised by the two sides, but he describes the extreme domestic reaction… »

16.06.2020

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

By Vijay Prashad A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors… »

14.06.2020

The Objective, in Response to Covid-19

The Objective, in Response to Covid-19

Today’s societies are experiencing a phase of crumbling values and rules in all fields, dominated by warrior oligarchic structures, technologically powerful as never before, following a logic of global self-destruction. The vast majority of thinkers and experts have described our current situation as an “emergency” (environmental, energy, health, social, political,… »

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