The Liberating Power of Brexit Europe 

The Liberating Power of Brexit

The referendum of June 23, 2016 regarding Britain’s remain at or exit from the European Union, through its subversive BREXIT result – the first major, painful defeat for the under German control European Union of the banks and multinationals,- undoubtedly shook the dominant British and European political and economical system. Advertisment The British, taken as a whole, are not the people of a protectorate who might have perhaps a slave mentality. They are the proud people of a great country that in the past has been an empire and today…

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Witchcraft, Paranormal Claims and Reasonable Journalism in Nigeria Lifestyle 

Witchcraft, Paranormal Claims and Reasonable Journalism in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe Advertisment Nigeria is widely known for its free and vibrant media. Nigerian journalists are acclaimed to be diligent in criticizing the government and in covering sensitive issues. However, when it comes to reporting religious and paranormal claims, particularly claims of witchcraft and demonic possession, Nigerian media are often found wanting because the critical component is often missing. In fact, there is a clear lack of reasonable journalism in the country’s print and broadcast media. By reasonable journalism, I mean writing and broadcasting news in ways that are…

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West Africa Single Currency: The Lesson to Learn From European Single Currency West Africa 

West Africa Single Currency: The Lesson to Learn From European Single Currency

By Dr. Mehenou Amouzou Advertisment Western Africa states which are represented by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a commission comprised of countries of 15 States with an equivalent of 300 million people. These numbers account for 4.5% of the world’s population and just 0.5% of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With an anticipated annual economic growth averaging approximately 5%, ECOWAS is now exploring the opportunity to create a single currency for ECOWAS member’s states mirroring the Euro for European countries. Advertisment

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Rwanda Government refuses to make political and electoral reforms demanded by the opposition Central Africa 

Rwanda Government refuses to make political and electoral reforms demanded by the opposition

By: Dr.Frank Habineza Advertisment The Rwandan Government, through the Rwanda Governance Board, the body that registers political parties, negatively responded to the opposition Democratic Green Party of Rwanda’s demands for political and electoral reforms. The opposition Democratic Green Party of Rwanda had submitted its demands for political and electoral reforms to the Rwandan Prime Minister on 19th April 2016, this was after a failed attempt to the Rwandan Parliament on 20th February 2016 and to the National Electoral Commission on 2nd December 2014. All previous instances produced no positive results. Advertisment

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African Union ushers in continental passport Decision Makers 

African Union ushers in continental passport

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi Advertisment The image of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chadian President Idriss Déby proudly holding the first two copies of the newly launched pan-African passport at the African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali this month marked the type of historic moment rarely seen at such gatherings, where outcomes are often measured in declarations or resolutions. Advertisment

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Accusations of Plunder and even murder continue to dog Malawi Former President Joyce Banda Southern. Africa 

Accusations of Plunder and even murder continue to dog Malawi Former President Joyce Banda

Malawi Former and first Female President continue to live in exile where she has been unable to run away from accusations of First Cashgate Benefactor and lately accusations of arranging and sponsoring the Murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau official late Issa Njaunju. Advertisment Advertisment

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South African police fire teargas as university fees protests spread Southern. Africa 

South African police fire teargas as university fees protests spread

South African police fired teargas in clashes with students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday and arsonists torched a building at another campus overnight as protests over tuition fees spread. Advertisment The unrest erupted at a Johannesburg university three days ago after the government announced a rise of up to 8% in 2017 fees – well above the inflation rate. Advertisment

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Does the U.S. Support Destabilization in the DR Congo? Central Africa 

Does the U.S. Support Destabilization in the DR Congo?

One of the most profound and saddening statement I have read recently was made by Kambale Musuvuli, a Congolese activist and spokesperson for Friends of the Congo; he said, “Congo is a test for humanity. Future generations will ask why it took two decades to stop killing of Congolese reaching 6 million dead.” Advertisment Why indeed. The more one follows the developments in Central Africa the angrier one should become.  Weeks ago a subcommittee hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives was held with guest speakers including Assistant Secretary of…

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Rwandan Youth and political commitment Central Africa 

Rwandan Youth and political commitment

 On the 10th of November Alice Muhirwa, a young Rwandan lady, was awarded the annual prize of Jeunesse engagée (Committed Youth). This prize was given by the Canadian section of the International Network of Women for Democracy and Peace (RifDP) and is distributed to young people who, through their actions and commitment, have contributed greatly to peace and democracy. This year the theme was ‘let us be masters of our own destiny’ and it’s within the annual activity around commitment that Alice Muhirwa was chosen for the prize. Advertisment Alice…

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‘I would go down in flames if that is what is required’ – Ambassador Susan Rice Central Africa 

‘I would go down in flames if that is what is required’ – Ambassador Susan Rice

Susan Rice, the current U.S. Ambassador to the U.N has been the target of a media and twitter frenzy calling on her to take swift and concise action in Central Africa by im Advertisment posing sanctions on the Rwandan Government for backing M23 rebel group that is currently terrorizing Eastern Congo in both weaponry and military orders. Yet, she has remained silent. Much as she did in 1994 in President Bill Clinton’s administration. Rice was quoted making unsavory comments to the French Envoy to the UN about the DRC which…

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Rwanda: Tomorrow, political prisoner Ingabire will be sentenced Central Africa 

Rwanda: Tomorrow, political prisoner Ingabire will be sentenced

This time after several postponements, hesitations and international mood-sensing, Paul Kagame’s regime has finally decided to sentence the opposition leader, the 2012 Sakharov prize nominee, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. It’s tomorrow 30 October at 10:00 High court time. Sources confirm that a special cell in MPANGA central prison has been already prepared for her before this symbolical ruling by the High court. From different corners of the country, some RPF followers have been prepared for national radio and TV live and studio call-in congratulating messages to the regime for the…

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UNSC condemns M23, expressed deep concern by neighbors support of Mutineers Central Africa 

UNSC condemns M23, expressed deep concern by neighbors support of Mutineers

Security Council Presidential Statement on the situation in eastern DRC Advertisment 1. The Security Council expresses its deep concern regarding the deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to ongoing military and other destabilizing activities of the 23 March Movement (M23) as well as other armed groups. 2. The Security Council strongly condemns the M23 and all its attacks on the civilian population, United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian actors, as well as its abuses of human rights, including summary executions, sexual and gender…

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Rwanda joins UN Security Council despite damning Congo report Central Africa 

Rwanda joins UN Security Council despite damning Congo report

Congolese ambassador declares ‘sad day for Africa’ as Rwanda joins council in spite of accusations it backs DRC rebellion Advertisment Rwanda’s election to the UN Security Council on Thursday was branded a major embarrassment in the wake of a UN report claiming that the country is fuelling a violent uprising in a neighbouring country. Rwanda was unopposed in its bid for a non-permanent African seat on the Security Council – previously held by South Africa. . Advertisment

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“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot” Central Africa 

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot”

By: Jennifer Fierberg Advertisment Holding too much information and working closely with the government in Rwanda can be a lethal combination. This was evidenced again on Monday when the body of Theogene Turatsinze was found after having been missing since Friday night in Mozambique. Sources held report that he had been abducted by unknown assailants and was never seen alive again.  The cause of his death has been unofficially declared as drowning but the official cause of death is still being investigated. His hands were found bound behind his back…

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Rwandan military ‘tortured’ civilians Central Africa 

Rwandan military ‘tortured’ civilians

Kigali – Amnesty International on Monday accused Rwandan military intelligence services of engaging in torture, unlawful detention and enforced disappearances of civilians. Advertisment The human rights group said in a report members of a Rwandan military intelligence department, known as J2, had tortured civilians with electric shocks, beatings and sensory deprivation to force confessions. J2 also held civilians in military detention without charge or trial for months on end, Amnesty said. Rwanda’s Ministry of Justice said on Sunday that while some illegal detentions had taken place, these abuses were handled…

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“He is a killer. He is a dictator. He can’t stand any opposition.”:Lt Joel Mutabazi Central Africa 

“He is a killer. He is a dictator. He can’t stand any opposition.”:Lt Joel Mutabazi

 THE assassins came at night, when their target was alone, and knocked on his apartment door. They had been hunting him for weeks. Advertisment Joel Mutabazi, an Israeli-trained commando, had fled his own intelligence service after suffering 17 months of solitary confinement and torture and was about to divulge his government’s darkest secrets. But it wasn’t Mossad who were after him. Nor was it the KGB or China. The killers, he claims, were from one of Britain’s closest African allies. Mr Mutabazi, who served for 20 years as President Paul…

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Opposition still under attack In Rwanda Central Africa 

Opposition still under attack In Rwanda

By: Jennifer Fierberg Advertisment In the wise and profound words of Winston Churchill: “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” ― Winston Churchill, Blood, Sweat and…

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There can be no impunity for those who violate human rights Central Africa 

There can be no impunity for those who violate human rights

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW Advertisment Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, told members of the press that Rwanda is expecting to be voted as the African representative at the 2012 United Nations Security Council election to be held on 18 October 2012 during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.   With the support of East African Community (EAC) and the African Union (AU), Rwanda has put its bid out for the 2013 -2014 rotating seat…

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On a sunny afternoon in Boston… Central Africa 

On a sunny afternoon in Boston…

  Advertisment Rwanda Day 2012 By: Jennifer Fierberg At the corner of Dartmouth and St. James in Boston, Massachusetts about one hundred people gathered for two separate but related reasons. On the one side were approximately a dozen supporters for President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and directly across the street just over one hundred people gathered to protest the arrival and hosting of His Excellency in this American city. About a dozen supporters from inside The Westin Copley came out with signs while singing and dancing in celebration of this…

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Rwandan politician Andrew Muganwa languishes in jail as trial stalls Central Africa 

Rwandan politician Andrew Muganwa languishes in jail as trial stalls

By : Nelson Gatsimbazi Advertisment It is more than five months since the leader of the unregistered Rwanda opposition political party NPDP-Ihumure was arrested and remanded at the Kimironko Prison in the capital Kigali charged with divisionism, organizing an illegal protest and obtaining money by false pretense. Court documents show that Muganwa’s trail has stalled because of his refusal to defend himself without a lawyer after his request to Advocates without borders failed to respond to his request for support. Critics allege these are charges the government of Rwanda regularly…

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Grace Chiumia is a Victim of Malawi’s Defective Political System Southern. Africa 

Grace Chiumia is a Victim of Malawi’s Defective Political System

By Jimmy Kainja Advertisment Fredric Jameson, a contemporary American Marxist and literary critic opened his influence work on The Political Unconscious (1981) with that slogan: “always historicise.” Jameson’s view is that all works of literature are received by the reader with already read status – even new text, he argues, is read with a hangover of unconscious prejudice and interpreted under the influence of opinions of the time. Advertisment

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Africa: We all have a role in promoting accessible tourism Getaways Travel Tips 

Africa: We all have a role in promoting accessible tourism

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1 billion people (15% of the world’s population) live with some sort of disability. In relation to this, UNWTO is convinced that as part of responsible and sustainable tourism policy, accessibility for all to tourist facilities, services and products is vital. It is about creating environments that cater for all our needs, be it financial, mental or physical; whether short or long term. Advertisment This also includes all genders and ages from the young children to the youth, middle aged and even those…

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New SADC Body To Positively Impact 70% of 250m Residents of Region Southern. Africa 

New SADC Body To Positively Impact 70% of 250m Residents of Region

SADC- Advertisment (SADC-GMI), a new organisation that will positively impact the lives of 70% of the 250-million residents of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), was officially launched in Johannesburg today (September 20, 2016).   SADC-GMI will work within the 15 SADC member states to collaboratively strengthen the management and development of groundwater for social and economic development in the region through the implementation of the Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project. Advertisment

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