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October 31, 2017 3:23 AM Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka! · Global Voices

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October 23, 2017 2:54 PM Gen Mwathethe asked to keep off politics

Kilifi politicians want Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe to distance himself from Coast politics and remain professional. Speaking during an anti-election rally at Madunguni in Malindi, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi, who led a team of nine Opposition MPs, said the military should restrict itself to its duty of protecting citizens from external 5

October 19, 2017 10:50 AM More set to benefit as Oman changes tourism visa rules for another 25 countries

DUBAI: People from a further 25 countries can now travel to Oman on a non-sponsored e-visa, the Royal Oman Police have confirmed in a statement. The applicants must be resident in the US, Canada, Australia or UK – or making use of the Schengen Agreement. In a statement the Royal Oman Police confirmed the rule changes would benefit citizens of: Azerbaijan 4

October 14, 2017 8:27 AM Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a 'forgotten conflict'

While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year. Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman recently censured the international community for ignoring the plight of the Yemeni people 4

October 11, 2017 3:39 AM Sudan-U.S relations: Khartoum’s animosity went with the wind after sanctions lifting

This article comes in the aftermath of the calming and fading away from the heavy dust triggered by the event of lifting the decades-long US economic and trade sanctions on Sudan on Friday, October 6, 2017. The purpose of the article is to explore these decisions and their immediate and future implications in the two countries. In this context, it is worth 2

October 10, 2017 11:50 PM Let The President Speak

In modern societies, the media plays an important role in shaping public opinion. In modern democracies, the Commander-in-Chief's public statements can influence both the media cycle and the actions of other politicians. The reactions from President Buhari’s speech on his return from a 106-day medical leave in the United Kingdom reminded us of the polarising 4

October 10, 2017 6:51 PM Death penalty has 'no place in 21st century:' UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an end to the death penalty on Tuesday (Oct 10), insisting it has "no place in the 21st century." He urged member states that still execute convicts to join the 170 countries that have halted or abolished the practice, warning that the risk of a miscarriage of justice is an "unacceptably

September 21, 2017 4:12 AM Trump urges 'strong & swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

The violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state began on 25 August and forced 422,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, fleeing a military offensive the UN has branded ethnic cleansing. UNITED NATIONS - US President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President 5

September 19, 2017 3:36 AM Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?

A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. The young man, now 28, has appeared since childhood in the propaganda network founded by his father. And now, some officials and analysts believe he might try to unify jihadists around the world, taking advantage 5

September 15, 2017 10:27 AM Reputational repair: Iran tries to capitalise on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

The Iranian leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, made a strikingly strong statement on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar this week, berating “hypocritical” (presumably Western) governments for their double standards on human rights. Addressing a gathering of clerical students, Khamenei on Tuesday urged Muslim countries to apply pressure on the Myanmar 4