A Machiavellian America in the Middle East

May
23
Jonathan Power

The war in Syria has dropped out of the news, like almost everything else, in a time when the Coronavirus seems to dominate all discourse and reporting. But the regime of Bashar al-Assad continues to strangle its own country. The Russians continue to bomb on his behalf. The Americans work semi-clandestinely to undermine the regime and its Russian backers.

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COVID-19 pandemic exposes world-wide inequality

May
23
Okot Nyormoi

COVID-19 first appeared early December 2019 as a mysterious respiratory disease in Wuhan Province China. By December 20, 2019, there were 60 confirmed cases. It did not attract much world attention and was dismissed as another flu that would soon disappear.

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Independent schools’ movement in colonial Kenya 1910 -1960

May
23
Anonymous

During the colonial period in Africa, education was almost entirely the monopoly of the missionaries. Missionaries had close ties with the colonial power. In Kenya education became the weapon white settlers chose to maintain a firm grip on the country. By limiting the advancement of Africans in every way. Nothing posed a greater threat to their rule like an educated African.

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My travels across three continents on the eve of COVID-19

Apr
20
Okot Nyormoi

Every now and then a catastrophic event occurs in the world and leaves a profound effect on human behaviors. One such event was the crashing of two hijacked passenger planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11 2001. 9/11 as it was to become known, profoundly changed the way we travel by air

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Corona virus and the global pandemic of fear

Apr
20
Anonymous

Let’s get death in proportion. True, Coronavirus is an appalling disease but the number of deaths it has caused this year is far lower than deaths caused by either common flu, car accidents, drug taking, alcoholism or cigarette smoking

 

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Pandemic of Fear: A view from Moscow

Apr
20
Lyubov Sharkova

In just a short period the world in Russia has changed for everyone. Today everyone around me seems totally possessed, crazy is the word. People are blaming and avoiding each other. Social distance has become the priority of their lives

 
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Nigeria and Rwanda: A tale of two countries

Apr
20
Theophilus E Daniel-Kagbare

Useful though it is comparison can be a tricky business. Take for instance the fact that the per capita income of Singapore is over USD 90,000 compared to that of the United Sates of America which is USD 60,000. Does that make Singapore better than the United States? Not at all

 
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A Socialist foreign policy for America

Mar
22
Jonathan Power

Even if Joe Biden comes out on top to face Donald Trump for the presidency, Senator Sanders has already pushed the Democratic Party to left. That is all to the good. Biden needs to be more critical of capitalism, more prepared to encourage unionism among workers and more prepared to push for universal health coverage, more taxes for the wealthier classes, among many other things

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