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9/11 attacks- What has changed
18. September 2019 at 09:00
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
An attack that claimed the lives of over 3,000 persons, injured over 6,000 persons with a damage cost worth in property over $10 billion must indeed never been forgotten lest, the world becomes prone again to the actions of terror groups. September 11, 2001, the world mourns the innocent victims, including the over 400 fire-fighters and 72 law enforcement officers whose blood was shed at the altar of patriotism. Never again.

Americans have never been taken unaware since the blitz Krieg ops that took place at Pearl Harbor by the imperial Japanese Navy Air service upon the United States against the naval base of the US at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday December 7, 1941 at about 18:18 GMT. It was one experience that places the Americans an the edge as they officially signed-in to the World War II as a contending force. Basically, it was one of FDR’s hardest decisions to make aside the great depression decision struggle.

Just like a dream, it happened again but this time, it was even more monumental as Americans was taken aback with the dastardly act of human wickedness that pervaded such attacks. It was in the morning of Tuesday September 11, 2001. Not many Americans had barely had their breakfast as others hurried down to work ...

M5S - Lega Government at the end of the line
01. September 2019 at 09:01
by Fiorenza Gemma
Italy thrown into uncertainty by incompetence and personal aspirations. The most mocked country because of its ridiculous policies, is filled with shame and uncertainty because of the failure of the "Government of Change".

The 20. 08. 19 was such a dramatic and crucial day for the Italian Government and for the country itself.

Dramatic because the feeling of discouragement, to which Italians have lately become unpleasantly accustomed, has increased exponentially. Indeed, nowadays Italians mostly feel indolent and discouraged due to the political and cultural drift of their country, which has only got worse during the last few years, no matter all the false promises of the so called “Government of Change”; crucial because from yesterday on Italy will be the background of a new challenge: finding a new government. Indeed, having been dissolved the previous one by the Prime Minister, who resigned from his office by giving a speech full of recriminations and invective directed to Salvini, ...

The World’s Largest Democracy?
31. August 2019 at 09:04
by Muhammad Farooq Rasheed
The recent developments in Kashmir are not only affecting the natives but are also raising questions on the entire democratic setup of India. A democracy that has been celebrated throughout the world but now is thought to have been gone in the wrong hands.

Since independence from the British, India embraced two major legacies from its colonial masters and took it to a whole new level. One of them being cricket, the other is of course the Westminster style democracy. Historically, it has outperformed the Britons in both aspects. The Indian cricket team has been one of the most successful ones. And the Indian democracy is called the world’s largest democracy (perhaps because China isn’t democratic yet). These two facts have been the most decisive contributors to the Indian soft power throughout the world.

And how could anyone not commend the wonders Indian democracy has produced until now. We remember the 2004 Indian Lok-Sabha Elections in which Manmohan Singh (a Sikh) was sworn-in as Prime Minister by Sonia Gandhi (a roman-catholic Christian) under the President APJ Abdul...

The United States and her gun laws
20. August 2019 at 09:04
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
Barely thirteen hours later, just like a scary action thriller, there was a second shooter at Dayton, Ohio who opened fire killing nine persons with several injuries as mark on other victims. Indeed, both the city of El Paso and Dayton not only mourn their losses, they buried their loved ones in pain and grief as Millions of Americans joined voices together in calling for a strident gun laws.

Jordan and Andre Anchondo were shopping for school supplies at the Wal-Mart stores on Saturday August 3rd In El Paso, Texas, when suddenly the gunfire started sporadically. Jordan immediately shielded her two month old son from the hail of bullets, while her Husband Andre quickly jumped in front of her. Their infant son survived but the couple who recently celebrated their one year wedding anniversary was among the twenty two person’s killed in the deadly shootings that occurred in the city of El Paso. Terrible as it seems, one thing is certain and that is the painful memory that will linger-on in the heart of their now orphan son who will grow up and remember the terrible mass shootings that killed his parents as a result of reckless gun laws.

Barely thirteen hours later, just like a scary action thriller, there...

Knife crime and sharp object related instrument offences: A bane to the moral fabric
27. July 2019 at 12:00
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
In 2007, homicidal Knife related crimes was pegged at 272. It gradually pulled down to 186 in 2015, but geometrically increased to 285 from 2017-2018. Victims of these killings were largely older men within the age range of 18-24 with a disproportionate percentage being blacks and ethnic minority.

Jaden Moodie, 14 in Leyton, east London, on 8 January 2019 and Yousef Ghaleb Makki, 17, in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, on 2 March 2019 are victims of circumstances. Though of different background but are conjoined in similar a fate. While the latter was brutally stabbed to death at an early hour of Saturday evening and was found dead by the police slumped against a tree on Gorse Bank Road at exactly 6:.40pm, the former was repeatedly stabbed by three men in a frenzied attack after been rammed by a car while the victim was riding a moped in Leyton. These two young teens joined several others who have suffered similar fate in the hands of Knife attackers in recent time.

According to Office of National Statistics (ONS), they have been a steep increase in Knife crime and other relat...

The Dividing Allegiance: A Never Ending Paradox of Geopolitical Supremacy
08. July 2019 at 10:55
by Jawwad Shadman Siddique
What do the Indian and Pakistani governments have in common? Both claim to love the Kashmiris. But the two countries that have fought three wars over Kashmir since partition in 1947 have a funny way of showing their love.

It wasn’t a trick question. Pakistan was playing India. Both were arch rivals. Emotions were running high and both countries would much rather lose the World Cup final than surrender to a friendly match against the other. Of course, Asif was going to support India and so too would Rehman; as he thought so. But Rehman’s allegiance lied in another side of the border. This would be unheard of in another part of India but we were in Kashmir Valley – which is an erstwhile paradise, now divided and lost to the wars fought over it between two twin nations. The fault lines running through the Kashmiri hearts divide their allegiance. It was not long ago when five Kashmiri university students were arrested on charges of sedition; merely for cheering for Pakistan.


What do the Indian and Pakistani governments have in common? Bot...

Donald Trump and Chairman Kim: Is this really about DMZ?
08. July 2019 at 10:53
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
The epoch making events between the two leaders who operates very contrasting governments saw the US president defiling the odds as he crossed the DML at the truce village into North Korea in shook hands with Chairman Kim whose surprise was an expression made in ecstasy.

The president of the United States Sunday 30th June re-wrote the diplomatic history books shortly after he left the G-20 summit in Osaka Japan with a surprised visit to the North Korean leader. Trump who made possible this meeting arrangement through a supposed twitter call to the Korean leader officially became the first US president to step foot onto North Korea DMZ soil. It was the second time the two leaders will be meeting since their meet in Hanoi sometime in February 2019 and technically their third after the Singapore debut summit held at the Capella Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore in 2018. It was on this debut summit that the duo first officially made a move through a joint statement agreeing on varied peaceful negotiations with the main theme being a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula within the D...

Liberians Leverage Peace to Ask Government for Change
01. July 2019 at 20:53
by Janet M Kamara
A mammoth crowd of Liberians had gathered in the country’s capital Monrovia holding a peaceful protest tagged ‘June 7 or Save The State’ protest, the demonstration was hosted by the opposition who rallied the populace to clamor for positive change in the economy and machinery of governance. The thrust of the march was to seek redress on human rights' issues and the economy that keeps traveling southward.

George Weah's popular  government was accused of weakness in tackling corruption and shielding some high-profile officials from questioning and dismissal. 15.5 billion freshly minted Liberian dollars had disappeared on arrival at the ports; and  $25 million cash laid out for injection into the economy was reportedly mismanaged leaving the economy as sickly as ever. Inflation is heading for 3 digits pushing commodity prices sky-high. The Liberian currency keeps going  down against the US dollar and the impact of foreign aids has become so feeble fuelling suspicion of fiscal diversions.

 An investigation body with foreign inputs claimed no money was missing, but the people did not seem convinced.

Besides these economic issues, Liberians have also expressed d...

June 12: A kind reward worth a democracy day achieved
22. June 2019 at 01:27
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
From activist to students unions down to the regular Nigerian citizen, all was set for an epoch making events that many believe will inadvertently turn the fortune of a Nation into a charismatic candor of gloom and boom worthy of emulation thereafter. But behold, event took a negative nose dive to the consternation of many as not even the international community was spared in this horrendous and torrential shock not even the greatest fortune teller of all time could ever imagined.

Nigerians have never had it good. They have never had it so real and unassuming, but alas, on this day June 12, 1993, they shocked themselves in oneness as they all came out en-mass in one voice regardless of ethno-religious sentiments. It was a day that the most populous black nation shocked the global community both with a sacred heart kindness and a perfect blend of rare pristine civility. June 12 as it were, brought to the front-burner the hormonal coordination of a nation once known as the pride of Africa.

Behold, it was June 12, 1993 election D-Day. Many Nigerians had barely taken their shower; others had barely eaten, while some others gallantly endured the pain that comes along with an empty stomach as they took solace in the obvious euphoria of the moment, knowing same will bring good tiding afterwards. I...

Group Urged PMB to Appoint Youths in His New Cabinet
14. June 2019 at 15:04
by Yasir Ibrahim
A Civil Society Organization, under the aegis of United Youth Leaders for Development Initiative, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint young persons as Ministers, in some of the Federal ministries of government.

Group Urged PMB to Appoint Youths in His New Cabinet

Ibrahim Yasir

A Civil Society Organization, under the aegis of United Youth Leaders for Development Initiative, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint young persons as Ministers, in some of the Federal ministries of government.

This was contained in a statement released by the President of the group, Comrade Okwudili Victor, in Abuja, where he emphasised that youths are the leaders of today and not tomorrow that would never come. 

In his words "we are the leader of today with innovative ideas to transform our immediate environment positively for progress". 

Okwudili said there's no need jumping or belief that the youths are bad noting the elders we seen today were once a youth, it is an i...

Citizen Diplomacy to the UN: an Interview with Patrick Sciarratta
14. June 2019 at 14:57
by Vlad Chevachin
Patrick has gone through a fantastic life path: from a simple student and the creator of a rock band back in 1969 to a famous person and leader of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Following his goal - to benefit society - he continued to reach new heights, which the young idealistic Americans of his era always dreamed of. This article will inform you about an amazing person in capital letters!

“(Your) mission is so important, and… you are accomplishing remarkable things. Best wishes to you and everyone at the foundation!” (President William Jefferson Clinton for Patrick Sciarratta).

Patrick has gone through a fantastic life path: from a simple student and the creator of a rock band back in 1969 to a famous person and leader of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Following his goal - to benefit society - he continued to reach new heights, which the young idealistic Americans of his era always dreamed of. Patrick is an internationally recognized youth trainer, editor of the "NGO Reporter" and "Global Connections", founder of "The Vinculum Foundation" and a famous public figure. This article will inform you about an amazing person in capital letters!

I learned about him long...

Secret of Indian PM
14. June 2019 at 14:56
by Omkareshwar Jha
In India we got our new Prime Minister last month. We all celebrated world's largest democracy fest. That huge population came out from houses to celebrate the liberty they got. Our Prime Minister did really well & remained the face of leadership.

Prime Minister of India 2014-19 & again elected for next term 2019-23. Shri Narendra Modi ji.. his influence is so intense & he always projects Nation first policy.

He always projects Nation on all international platforms & that's his one of the greatest secret. His nation building policy truely leading India in upfront. International Yoga day that prime minister himself follow everyday & this is the secret of his sharp mind & healthy body. It brings courage & bring out potential to work for national & international wellbeing.

His journey was real though so is his position today. In India we celebrate the success of our legends. But the story behind it is inspiration for millions of upcoming people's as it come from our diverse nature & great human being. "Hardwork never brings fatigue it b...

Robert Muller breaks silence
11. June 2019 at 12:29
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
The highly cerebral lawyer during a ten minutes long speech carefully and tactically sealed the coffin in relation to president Trump uncertain fate when he muttered these words in marble linings “If we had had confidence that the president didn’t commit a crime we would have said so”

“I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments; that they were multiple, systematic effort to interfere in our election and that allegation deserves the attention of every American”   

Robert Swan Muller, superstar American fine lawyer Wednesday May 29th at the Justice department finally broke her long muted silence after two years of being special counsel in-charge of investigating Trump, Russian interference, and a possible obstruction of justice. 

The highly cerebral lawyer during a ten minutes long speech carefully and tactically sealed the coffin in relation to president Trump uncertain fate when he muttered these words in marble linings “If we had had confidence that the president didn’t commit a crime we would have said s...

The Alabama Abortion ban vs. The Jane Roe historic judgments
24. May 2019 at 00:26
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
Placing an outright ban on abortion and criminalizing the act with a life sentence penalty to health practitioners, the state of Alabama negatively and unkindly invokes the Texas abortion ban which contradicts the fourteen amendment as well as the Bills of Rights. This policy makes it even harder for women with little or no resources to have access to good Medicare in time of want.

The constitution of the United States as fully enforced in 1789 by all standard and principles, remains the Supreme law governing the United States of America. Embody into seven articles, its set absolute precedence on the rights and protections of all Americans. It’s first three articles are deep rooted in the dogma’s of separation of powers which orderly spells out the functions and responsibilities of her three tiers. The bicameral congress otherwise known as the legislative arm (Article One),the Executive housing the president and the Judicial arm consisting of the Supreme Court alongside other federal courts completes Article Two and Three respectively. Apart from Article Seven which establishes the legal framework and procedural ratification of same, the others being Articles Four, Five, and Six examines brightly, and brilli...

The Leadership Scourge in Nigeria And Africa - A Push for a Better Democracy
20. May 2019 at 22:57
by Esimaje Michael Onoseme
The militarization of the electoral process is a disservice to our democracy and a throwback to the jackboot era of military dictatorship. In some areas of the country, such as, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo states, troops deployed for the elections turned their guns on the very citizens they were meant to protect. This is condemnable and should not be associated with our electoral process in the future.


Africa is dying. She is sick, directionless and visionless. Burdened with despots as leaders, the continent is in devilish but firm grips of deceitful educational systems, poverty breading economic policies, retrogression and accelerated self-destruction. Stating this, is simply lending voice to an already overstated ugly facts; it is no longer news. Worst is, it appears as if there are no solutions. Africans appear to be intelligent enough to discern problems, but at the same time, inhibited by hypnotism of some sort from desiring, finding and implementing solutions. 


The definition of African economy is chaos, madhouse and poverty. Most of our national economic policies are made and driven by people who cannot manage a local store in a remote vil...

Kendrick Castillo- Heroism at its peak
20. May 2019 at 22:56
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
While some may battle illness as a sign of their bravery even at the face of death with the intent of either dying or winning the battle to live again, others may have died on account of a good cause with little or no choice of their decision on such instances. No doubts, we have had cases of freedom fighters and activist who have died rallying a cause for the interest of others. However, very few have intentionally and purposefully died on the basis of altruism for others to live on account of their death.

"It doesn't surprise me. He cared enough about people that he would do something like that even though it's against my better judgment. I wish he had gone to hid- But that's not his character. His character is about protecting people, helping people. I know that because of what he did, others are alive, and I thank God for that. I love him. And he is a hero and he always will be. He just loved people that much."- John Castillo- Father of Kendrick Castillo

When a man dies for something, then he has died a righteous death. From the ethereal to the infinite space matter,...

16. May 2019 at 00:07
by Engr Saeed Ahmed Jattak
Balochistan is the biggest region of Pakistan, Consisting around 44 percent of the region of the state. It is likewise the most unfortunate and least populated. It is wealthy in mineral assets and the major provider of petroleum gas after Sindh. One of the world's greatest copper stores have been found at Reko Diq in the district Chaghi of Balochistan

Balochistan's shore additionally lies opposite to the Strait of Hormuz, which is an essential path for worldwide oil supplies. Therefore, it has the perception to develop into a center of international trade. Although the planned location of the province creates its importance in terms of large-scale trade, energy, gas, and oil pipelines, it has over the last six decades, not been provided its due share in terms of local budget allocation, developmental projects, road and rail infrastructure, education and health amenities.


This lack of interest operates Balochistan's tactical place because of numerous foremost causes leading being the tribalism in the Bal...

Why Ugandan Yoweri President Museveni is Here to Stay
16. May 2019 at 00:01
by Maulline Gragau
Last week, I was intrigued when I read about a protest that had been organised by diaspora Ugandans in London with the support of two British Parliamentarians, Paul Daniel Williams, and Alex Sobel, who represent Stockton South and Leeds North West constituencies respectively. The main objective of the protest was to condemn Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and call on the British government to halt its support for Museveni's regime.

According to the diaspora Ugandans, President Museveni is long past his expiration date and his 'one-man authoritarian' rule should come to an end. With recent changes to the Constitution, Ugandan lawmakers changed the presidential term limits meaning that President Museveni can rule the country until his death. Having been recently endorsed by his party to vie for a sixth term and with the recent constitutional changes, it is not difficult to see why many people think that he is a dictator and his government is tantamount to a 'military regime'

It is by no means unique to Africa that some people who have attained power will tend to use their positions of influence for personal gain or even commit atrocities against anyone who tries to oppose them. Neither is the way such a person may have acquired power of particula...

Need to consolidate our political parties
10. May 2019 at 14:57
by Kenechukwu Ugoh-ezepue
As the 'Giant of Africa' and model of democracy in Africa, our democratization processes should be strengthened through the instrumentality of our Electoral Laws. By so doing, we can begin to deepen and propel the continent's democratic principles.

One of the cardinal beauties of democracy is freedom of association which encompasses both an individual’s right to join or leave groups voluntarily, the right of the groups to take collective action to pursue the interests of its members and the right of an association to accept or decline members based on certain criteria. Freedom of association is fundamental to political parties. In most countries, political parties are veritable platform to assume leadership positions after passing through the crucible of elections.

Before the year 2002, three political parties existed in Nigerian political ecosystem. However, due to the largesse offered by the 1999 constitution on the formation of parties, about thirty three political associations applied to Independent National Electo...

Reasons Behind Rising Extremism Among Youth in Indian Occupied Kashmir
04. May 2019 at 09:00
by Muhammad Tahir
This article is a study case which researches the reasons behind rising extremism in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The article focuses on the actions taken by India against the Kashmiris on the civil, authoritarian, and governmental level.

The conflict of Kashmir has multiple dimensions and goes beyond the issue of territory. Both India and Pakistan have fought three wars for the state of Kashmir and the issue is still unresolved. The issue started when the Hindu ruler of Muslim majority state decided to join Indian territory instead of Muslim majority Pakistan. The partition between India and Pakistan was based on religious ideology. Seventy years after the partition, both nations continue to fight each other with religion still being the center of arguments. India has the world’s second largest Muslim population and is the only country with Hinduism as the largest religion. The Hindu-Muslim conflict in India and Kashmir has only increased in past decades. Kashmiris, especially, has been the greatest victim of hatred coming from India. Not only civilians but tho...

The Philippines In Denial
03. May 2019 at 21:48
by Gavielle Gerico Cruz
The desolate truth about the Philippine's stagnation: "We blame it on our leaders. We continue to rally for a problem that we’ve caused all along. We continue to create that zone of comfort that’s been keeping us and will keep us asleep of reality longer than the colonial times of our country—our contentment without consideration of others and the future, our denial of the truth."

It isn’t new to hear that the Philippines is a country filled with beauty. Ranging from different tourist attractions of stunning mountainsides, distinctive hills, seamless volcanoes, scenic beaches, and much more, the Philippine islands are undeniably gifted with masses of natural resources. The Filipinos have probably gotten so full of these compliments, that it isn’t special for their ears to pick up those childish chuckles of tourists while celebrating vacation on the white sands of Boracay, or for their eyes to see hundreds of visitors bathing in the crystal clear waters of Palawan.

It’s reassuring for a Filipino to hear all of this—for his nation to be called the Pearl of the Orient, to know that throwing a seed somewhere in his motherla...

Global Solutions Summit: On Multilateralism, Trade and Paradigm Change
01. May 2019 at 18:56
by Jawhara Kanu
This article builds on findings of the Global Solutions Summit on the pressing need for multilateral cooperation and solving the shortcomings of the current multilateral institutes. It specially emphasizes on trade and dwells into shifting into an approach that’s more considerate for developing countries.

At the official opening of the Global Solution Summit 2019, the Mayor of Berlin hosted the delegates in ‘Rotes Rathaus’ or the town hall, where a giant paining describing the ‘Berlin Conference’ was hanging on the wall. More than 130 years ago; Berlin hosted 14 countries that gathered for the scramble of the African continent to mark the beginning of the colonization era. One can confirm that the men in that painting were not aware that not only were they making a decision that affects their respective countries’ share of land; but they were shaping the face of Africa and the world considering the prolonged damages of that era, and how it still profiles the world governance and political interactions. Similarly, the G20 and other multilateral coalitions need to cautiously navigate their ...

The Muller Report: What if Donald Trump is impeached
30. April 2019 at 14:42
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
"If we have confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction, we would so state. Based on the facts and applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgement.

Robert S. Muller shocked the C-SPAN with the breaking news March 22nd 2019 as the story headlines went awash on various media platforms announcing the release of the special counsel's investigative findings linking the Trump campaign and Moscow, most especially a possible complicity of obstruction of Justice on the part of president Trump.

From the Trump towers in Manhattan to the sacred pristine of the Capitol Hill building,

the investigation probing into Donald Trump links with Russia and a possible

collusion became officially heightened when on May 17, 2017, Robert Swan Muller

III was appointed by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel

fronting the investigation over alleged Russian interference in the November

2016 presidential election that brought in Donald Trump a...

Notre Dame: The fall of history most iconic architectural framework
30. April 2019 at 14:31
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
For a Nation known for devastating terror attacks in major of her city epicenter, the Notre Dame Fire incident was a sad remainder of pain, anguish, and torment as Parisians watched with folded arms engulfed in hot tears seeing yet another tragedy befell a nation whose beleaguered history with terrorist knows no bounds.

The French capital was taken aback Monday 15th April, 2019 as they watched in solemn torrents, torments, and avid torture, the massive fire as it emanates through one of history most treasured architectural heavyweights. It was an evening of saddened shock as millions around the globe saw the iconic Notre Dame cathedral building flamed up at the heart of the beautiful city of Paris on Monday, altering the city's skyline and threatening a potent symbol of France chequered history.

For a Nation known for devastating terror attacks in major of her city epicenters, the Notre Dame Fire incident was a sad remainder of pain, anguish, and torment as Parisians watched with folded arms engulfed in hot tears seeing yet another tragedy befell a nation whose beleaguered history wit...

After IYJ’s Report, Oyo state Resumes Abandoned Road Construction Project.
20. April 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The Oyo state government has continued work at the abandoned road project in idi-Ape- Iwo road area of Ibadanl, two days after IYJ published a report on the health effect of the dusty road on the people.

The report published on April 9 also exposed the effect the dusty atmosphere had on businesses with relevant interviews with residents and business owners.


Recall that the dualization of the Idi-Ape – Basorun – Akobo – Odogbo Barracks Junction Road (Ibadan) awarded to ENL construction company is one of the 13 uncompleted road circular project abandoned for months.


This reporter gathered that the construction company stopped wetting the dusty road November last year. As a result, the residents of Idi-Ape and Akobo live in dust which is evident on the streets, floors of their rooms, furniture and house paintings.


Ethiopian pilots of the Boeing 737 Max 8 vindicated
14. April 2019 at 09:00
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
Despite the hard-work and full compliance strength level with Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedural measures, it was grossly unfortunate that Yared Getachew alongside his co-pilot couldn't rescue the Max 737 from persistently nose diving despite their ceaseless effort commanding the right sensors program.

Ethiopian Pilot of the Boeing 737 Max 8 vindicated

Sequel to speculations and on the spot analysis of the Boeing 737 Max 8 flight whose crash occurred March 10th, 2019, claiming the lives of all 157 on board members, preliminary reports as released by an investigative panel April 4th, 2019, revealed so much as it underscores the possible resultant of the ET 302 crash en-route Addis Ababa to Nairobi. While exonerating the heroics try of the pilots whose brave attempt to save the day was seriously hampered by a malfunctioning of the Max 737 command sensory system, the report was basically silent on the exact specifics cause of the crash.

Despite the hard-work and full compliance strength level with Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedural measures, it was grossly unfortunate that Y...

The aftermath of "Mera Jism, Meri Marzi"
11. April 2019 at 09:00
by Maria Makki
In the aftermath of women's liberation march, which was termed by the masses as futile and unethical, Pakistan faces a dilemma when it comes to gender equality. We are faced with issues like child marriage, domestic violence, wage gap and harassment. Can we really brush of these crucial issues like this specially when we are going through an unprecedented economical and cultural shift? We need to acknowledge and resolve these issues first.

 With all that has happened in the past few months, when it comes to equality of the sexes, we are walking on thin ice. It has been nearly a month since activists flooded the streets with punchy placards. The hype seems to have died down but the issues still remain. Recently, a woman came forward with domestic violence claim against her husband in Lahore and all we seem to be doing is to figure out reason to somehow defend the man’s act of violence against his wife on the basis of a video that surfaced of her dancing. It is precisely this attitude that needs to be altered. As a matter of fact, I could hardly believe how women’s call for equality through an organic nonviolent march could be met with such an outrageous response. When you surf through the social media, it’s almost impossible to distinguish the...

The Argument against “Government Knows Best” - The Maize Illustration.
05. April 2019 at 09:01
by Nana Kwaku M Asamoah
The free market with its demand and supply mechanisms interact with one another to determine the prices of commodities. However, now and then, the government may intervene in the market with good intentions but this more than often hurts the very people the government set out to protect.

One of the popular notion in Africa is "Government knows best". So for any problem, the suggested solution is often preceded by "Government should". Hence, too many governments in Africa interfere with the smooth operations of commodity markets in order to placate certain special interest groups such as consumers. But quite often, state interventionism hurts the very people the government set out to protect, as I will go ahead and illustrate.  

Let's assume consumers in an African country A, complains and demands their government take action against the increasing prices of maize on the market which currently sells at 2000 naira a bag. And the government abides and imposes a maximum price or a price ceiling of ...

Anti-Semitism: A growing threat in today’s world
31. March 2019 at 16:14
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
Contemporary anti-Semitism which has been argued as the new anti-Semitism stems out from the fact that newer technological advances have been positioned in a way that grossly promotes varied form of anti-Semitic attacks and movement through it media. This has indeed brought to the fore the growing trend of racial radicalization, gross indoctrination, and wider Nationalistic movement across every part of the aisle.

The rise of global populism and anti-Semitism has continued to reign supreme in a world once controlled and ruled by absolute democratized liberalization of policies, views, and opinions. Though, they have been varied sequence of opinions as it involves the growing trend of global populism in this 21st century, one certainty that stands unalloyed is the gross proliferation of hate, racial discrimination, religious ethnocentrism, among several other forms of anti-Semitic abuses, attacks, and negative vibes.

According to a report by the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism as published september 2006, many of those who gave evidence described anti-Semitism in terms of a constantly mutating virus. Over the centuries, it has evolved from prejudice against Jews because they have a different faith from the ma...

High Court of Kenya Declares Law Capping Bank Interest Rates Unconstitutional
29. March 2019 at 19:18
by Maulline Gragau
Over the last 20 years, there have been many attempts to reduce the interest rate spread by way of regulation. The Banking (Amendment) Act 2016 which was seen as a successful effort to address the issue has drawn mixed reactions from stakeholders.

On 18th November 2015, the National Assembly of Kenya published in the Special Issue of Kenya Gazette Supplement Number 185 (National Assembly Bill Number 62), a Bill titled “The Banking (Amendment) Bill 2015” together with a Memorandum of Objects and Reasons. The objects published stated, inter alia:

  1. That its principal object was to put a cap on the rate of interest that could be charged by Banks and financial institutions;
  2. To provide mechanism for regulation of interest charged by Banks and Financial institutions for loans; and
  3. That it concerned County Governments and affected their powers and functions.

On 28th July 2016, the National Assembly passed the Bill and submitted it to President Uhuru Kenyatta for assent. It was assented to on 24th August 2016 the result of which...

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