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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Political No Longer?

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Political No Longer?

On Saturday, 9 August 2014, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt entered another phase in its beleaguered political life.…

We can defeat Boko Haram, but we need a different approach

The military alone cannot fight Boko Haram; we also need strong, innovative, committed and honest leaders.…

U.S.-Africa Summit 2014: Africa on the Agenda or Too Little Too Late?

U.S.-Africa Summit 2014: Africa on the Agenda or Too Little Too Late?

In light of the U.S.-Africa Summit of 2014, a revitalized viewpoint on Africa, its challenges and moreover, its opportunities for the intrepid investor should now take center stage.…

A Review of ‘The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights’

For all the authors’ academic credentials, if this work represents the best the diplomatic world has to offer, it's no wonder that we are in such sad shape.…

Nigeria and No ‘Ceilings’: Gender Empowerment, Equality at the Forefront of Societal Growth

Nigeria and No ‘Ceilings’: Gender Empowerment, Equality at the Forefront of Societal Growth

Squandering of our blessed resources has long been a setback of Nigeria. To right this, we must continue to reform.…

The Campaign for Nigeria’s Future

2014 has been a remarkable year for Nigeria; one filled with great triumph and no doubt, greater tragedy.…

Reporting the Middle East: Please Go Back to the Streets

Reporting the Middle East: Please Go Back to the Streets

Now that sham democratic elections are bringing dictators back to power and intellectuals proven no more than lackeys, it is time to go back to the streets.…

Sudan is the Solution to South Sudan’s Problems

South Sudan’s fragile state of affairs need to be fixed, and Sudan can do the needful.…

Angelou, Africa, and Us

Angelou, Africa, and Us

Angelou, the acclaimed author, who died last week, spent three formative years in Ghana in the early 1960s.…

Libya: Haftar Leads A Coup

Libya: Haftar Leads A Coup

Haftar has been pursuing a similar media discourse to that of Egypt’s Sisi, who seized power after overthrowing the democratically elected government.…

What the Media Is Not Telling Us about Yemen: The Bloody War that Doesn’t Exist

What the Media Is Not Telling Us about Yemen: The Bloody War that Doesn’t Exist

There is only one Yemen and one Yemeni story: that of war, western intervention, corruption, division, unemployment, terror, poverty and revolution. …

South Sudan Has Failed to Justify Its Existence

South Sudan Has Failed to Justify Its Existence

South Sudan was created by forcibly partitioning Sudan. Today, the very existence of this new country is in jeopardy.…

Egypt Election: A Vote in a Game of Charades

Egypt Election: A Vote in a Game of Charades

Egypt is near an election whose outcome is supposed to determine the coming leadership of a country that has been on a political roller coaster.…

Does al-Qaeda Control Its Affiliates?

Al-Qaeda’s affiliates’ activities represent autonomous bodies being merely affiliated with al-Qaeda by name.…

Amid Attempts to Seek Indictments Against Rwanda’s Regime, Spain’s Pursuit of International Criminals Under Threat

Amid Attempts to Seek Indictments Against Rwanda’s Regime, Spain’s Pursuit of International Criminals Under Threat

A Spanish court reveals that it sought an indictment against Kagame’s former spymaster, now dead.…

Intelligence Needed to Combat Terror in Nigeria’s ‘Home of Peace’

Intelligence Needed to Combat Terror in Nigeria’s ‘Home of Peace’

NIGERIA stands at the doorstep of dynamic change. It is the principal oil producer in Africa and the world’s fourth largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. In fact, it hosts…

The Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the Unfinished Coup

The Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the Unfinished Coup

On Friday, February 14, ninety-two prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. Nineteen of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with…

Mutabazi’s Last Stand: An Inside Look at Rwandan-Style Justice

Mutabazi’s Last Stand: An Inside Look at Rwandan-Style Justice

Kagame’s former bodyguard Joel Mutabazi faces terrorism charges and endures torture to claim his innocence.…

Imperiled Polities: Egypt and Turkey—Two Visions of Democracy

Imperiled Polities: Egypt and Turkey—Two Visions of Democracy

The Meaning of a 98.1% Vote In mid-January, there was a vote in Egypt as to whether to approve a constitution drafted by a 50-person committee appointed by the interim government…

USA vs. China in South Sudan

If one asks the question “who benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the only beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South…

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