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October 12, 2017 10:05 AM Kenya’s Political Parody; The Father and Son Case

After the verdict was passed on the 1st day of September, 2017, Kenya’s election has become an evergreen subject throughout the continent of Africa and the world at large. For some time now, many commentators still cannot find the exact political definition for a country such as Kenya, and the reasons the families of Uhuru Kenyatta and Oginga Jaramogi 8

October 9, 2017 9:03 PM ENVOYS: Tapping diversity as source of unity

In 2013, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia came together and established an innovative partnership they decided to call Mikta — an acronym of the names of its five member countries. Mikta was not formed as a contestant to other similar regional alliances. It was based on an initiative 5

October 6, 2017 6:46 AM Critic of Rwandan president to face criminal trial on Friday

A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame will appear in court on Friday charged with inciting insurrection and forgery, the prosecutor’s office said on Thursday. Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant, is the latest political opponent of Kagame to face criminal charges. She was barred from contesting the presidency in an August election he won with 98.8 percent 3

October 2, 2017 10:41 AM Catalonia Leaders Seek to Make Independence Referendum Binding

“If somebody tries to declare the independence of part of the territory — something that cannot be done — we will have to do everything possible to apply the law,” Mr. Catalá said on national television on Monday. Most polling stations stayed open on Sunday, he said, “because the security forces decided that it wasn’t worth using force because of the consequences

October 2, 2017 3:31 AM EU looks away as Catalan crisis unfolds

So where the cries of outrage? Where the statements of condemnation, the tweets of shock at the violence meted out on the voters of Catalonia at the hands of the Spanish police? In the chancelleries of Europe, there has been an echoing silence. Most heads of government - who feel quite able to respond to the slightest turn of the Brexit saga - appear 1

September 30, 2017 7:16 PM Willian, Marcos Alonso fail to deliver against Manchester City

Chelsea came off second best in an intense and absorbing encounter with Premier League leaders Manchester City who won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to an outstanding goal from former Blues attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The loss of striker Alvaro Morata who limped off in the 35th minute disrupted Chelsea's flow and City became more dominant from that point 1

September 25, 2017 2:16 PM German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is set for a fourth term in office, despite heavy losses for her party. She now faces months of coalition talks with several parties in order to form a stable government. After winning its first parliamentary 1

September 21, 2017 7:13 AM Modi Wants India To Be 'Vishwa-Guru'. This Policy Belies That

There are two things about the Rohingya issue that struck me. One, the response of the central government in the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees are a national security threat. In its 15-page affidavit, the Home Ministry has said in court that "Many of the Rohingyas figure in suspected sinister designs of ISI/IS and other extremist groups who want to achieve 1

September 14, 2017 11:31 AM Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power struggles 5

September 4, 2017 5:26 AM News Daily: South Korea missile drill and interest rates

North Korea missile test: South simulates attack on neighbour The US isn't holding back in its rhetoric, either, with Defence Secretary James Mattis warning of a "massive military response" if Pyongyang attacks its territories. North Korea, which has consistently defied UN sanctions to develop nuclear weapons, said on Sunday that it had tested a hydrogen 2