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The state that has only existed officially for five days and is fighting for recognition

So far as the rest of the world is concerned, Somaliland existed as an independent state for just five days, back in 1960.But so far as those who live there are concerned, its recent history has seen it functioning...

Dwight Nelson: He is not himself if he does not serve

This feature, first published in April 2005 in The Desmond Allen Interviews series, is being republished today in tribute to Dwight Nelson, former national security minister and veteran trade unionist, who died on...

Security-challenged firms are gatekeepers of U.S. elections

The ultimate gatekeepers of U.S. election integrity may well be its weakest security link.A trio of privately held companies sells and services more than 90 percent of U.S. elections systems. But the companies have...

CALENDRIER du 24 septembre au 30 septembre 2018

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)Déplacements et visites Lundi 24 septembre 201823-25/09 Informal meeting of agriculture ministersPresident Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace...

If you think the political divide is worse than ever, you may be right

Ken Storey was in a pique, the kind that often seizes and overwhelms the better judgment of people who follow politics closely these days.Hurricane Harvey was about to douse Texas with deadly flooding, and Storey...

A recipe for injustice: India’s new trafficking bill expands a troubled rescue, rehabilitation, and repatriation framework

carlos/Flickr. CC (by-nc-nd)The proposed Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill of 2018 (the bill) is driven by anti-trafficking activists’ desires to shape a comprehensive...

Lessons for South Sudan and IGAD-Led peace forum

James Okuk, PhD“The polis exists to assure the good life” – Aristotle. “For however strong a ruler may be, he will always have need of the goodwill of the inhabitants if he wishes to remain in power” – Machiavelli...

- Africa round-up: Internet censorship, Cambridge Analytica ripples and more

This month's round up starts off with a spotlight on South Africa, better known as Africa's rainbow nation, with a thriving democracy and a strong constitution. This image was slightly marred with the passing of...

'KZN a haven for hitmen'

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal rules the roost when it comes to contract killings in the country and the notoriously violent taxi industry allegedly provides a recruitment pool of hitmen.“Taxi bosses in Gauteng often hire...

Who are Veterans for Britain?

Priti Patel at Veterans for Britain's final campaign event event before the referendum. Image, Hannah McKay, PA images, all rights reserved.This is a story about the establishment that brought you Brexit. It’s a...


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