10 Reasons Why Acquittal Of Rwandan Spy Chief Is Unacceptable – OpEd

By Theogene Rudasingwa* On Monday, 10 August 2015, General Karenzi Karake, the head of Rwanda’s notorious National Security and Intelligence Service, was acquitted by a British court. Rwanda’s spy chief had been arrested at London Heathrow Airport on June 20 2015, on a European arrest warrant, in connection with deaths of Spanish and other European … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Acquittal Of Rwandan Spy Chief Is Unacceptable – OpEd

South Africa: Why The United Front Must Immediately Form A Party – OpEd

By William Gumede* In politics, like in life generally, a window of opportunity suddenly opens up, to rapidly close thereafter. Unless, one grabs it, the moment and the opportunity pass with astonishing speed. Such a window of opportunity has opened up for Zwelinzima Vavi, the expelled Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary, … Continue reading South Africa: Why The United Front Must Immediately Form A Party – OpEd

Tunisia Year Five: Caught In A Tightening Vice – OpEd

By Samuel Albert* Thousands of young Tunisians drown trying to make their way to Europe, hoping that the West can offer a life that their own country cannot. Thousands are going to neighbouring Libya or other countries to wage jihad against what they perceive as the Western way of life, thirsty for vengeance against the … Continue reading Tunisia Year Five: Caught In A Tightening Vice – OpEd

Xenophobia And Fear Drive The West’s Debate On Refugees – OpEd

By Yohannes Woldemariam* The current drastic displacement of African people has not occurred since the days of the slave trade. The Mediterranean and the waters between Indonesia and Australia are now a graveyard for Eritreans, Sudanese, Somalis, Syrians, and Afghans – all leaving their homes in search of protection and an end to persecution. They … Continue reading Xenophobia And Fear Drive The West’s Debate On Refugees – OpEd

Obama In Ethiopia: A Presidential Visit In Context – OpEd

By Seifudein Adem* In his recent book ‘The Lion of Judah in the New World’, American political scientist Theodore M. Vestal, has argued: “The images of Africa and of Africans that the American people developed during Haileselassie’s prominence will no doubt be referred to by historians, psychologists, and sociologist – as well as the media … Continue reading Obama In Ethiopia: A Presidential Visit In Context – OpEd