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Onnoghen: Why we reject interference-FG

•We won’t allow external interference in 2019 polls — Presidency •Supreme Court Justices shun Ag CJN Mohammed’s first official assignment •CCT order may have been obtained through the back door, SAN alleges •...

70th Republic Day live updates | India’s military might, cultural diversity on display

India celebrated its 70th Republic Day on Saturday with a grand display of its military might and rich cultural diversity as the ceremonial parade rolled down the majestic Rajpath here in presence of South African...

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

A friend of mine, who runs a large television production company in the car-mad city of Los Angeles, recently noticed that his intern, an aspiring filmmaker from the People’s Republic of China, was walking to work...

Tshisekedi: In the eye of an electoral storm

By AFPDemocratic Republic of Congo’s top court yesterday declared Felix Tshisekedi president after disputed elections, outraging opponents who alleged a stitch-up as an African Union delegation prepared to head to...

Supporting independent media in South Africa

Article published first by Luminate, 8 January 2019. The story of political corruption in South Africa is an old one, which started long before the first democratic elections in 1994, yet the recent scandal of ‘...

Young Saudis risk their lives in pursuit of freedom

News Desk18 year old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is not the first, nor will she be the last, Saudi citizen to risk her life in pursuit of freedom. 70 to 75% of the Saudi population is said to be below the age of 30 and...

The Sudanese Tsunami

The Only Way Forward is for Bashir to Step Down and a New Interim Democratic Arrangement Put in PlaceBy Yasir ArmanOn Sunday, 6th of January, Sudan has witnessed one of the biggest demonstrations during Bashir’s...

Southern Africa: Congolese Have Done Their Part. Now's SADC and the AU's Moment of Truth.

analysisAs the DRC counts votes from the presidential election, the regional and continental body will be crucial in determining the poll's legitimacy.When the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) finally went to the...

Sheikh Hasina is essential for Bangladesh

David N. RobinsonFollowing the successful general election of 30th December in Bangladesh, I have been writing in various newspapers in the world explaining the necessity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the...

Civil society and media: Give them their due

The government must create an environment conducive for the functioning of CSOs and the media by minimising the restrictions on them. It is necessary for the civil society to engage actively in public debates on...


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