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Gambia's Yahya Jammeh. Photo by Amanda Lucidon / White House, Wikipedia Commons.

Position Of International Law On Despots-Turned Asylum Seekers: Case Of Jammeh – OpEd

02 Feb 2017 in 1 , Opinion

Under unremitting pressure from the regional bloc ECOWAS, the African Union and the UN, Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh fled into exile in Equatorial Guinea. There are credible allegations of serious human rights violations against him,…


Gambia's Yahya Jammeh. Photo by Amanda Lucidon / White House, Wikipedia Commons.

Democratic Convolution In The Gambia: To Intervene Or Not? – Analysis

28 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Social Issues

Yahya Jammeh has violated the constitution and subverted the electoral laws of The Gambia by refusing to hand over power to the winner of the December elections. His decision constitutes treason. It triggers the right…


Locations of Kenya (green) and Somalia. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Kenya’s Military Defeat At El Adde: Time To End War On Terror In Somalia – OpEd

26 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis

A year ago, Kenya’s army suffered its worst attack in history inside Somalia chiefly due to lack of clear objectives and operational strategies. The government has kept the exact details secret, even as it spends…


A slave market in Khartoum, c. 1876. Artist unknown - J Ewing Ritchie (1876-79) The life and discoveries of David Livingstone (Pictorial ed.), London: A. Fullarton, Wikipedia Commons.

What Should Reparations For Slavery Entail? – OpEd

04 Jan 2017 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

By Ama Biney* In the light of the former British Prime Minister’s dismissal of reparations, activists must push the debate further by detailing what reparations should entail. Fundamental to a reparations programme must be the…


Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia Commons.

Donald Trump And The Second Coming – OpEd

22 Dec 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Liepollo Lebohang Pheko* Donald Trump is the second coming of the familiar phenomena of political impossibilities that become not only tangible realities but almost immoveable beams of obstruction. What is particularly disgusting about the…


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