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Rage in the twilight of neoliberalism
Rage in the twilight of neoliberalism
Ours are turbulent times of rage and peril. This is currently most clearly evident on the streets of Chile and Lebanon, where huge protests have...
Will Tunisia continue to democratise?
Will Tunisia continue to democratise?
Despite priding itself on being the sole country to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings as a functioning democracy, Tunisia faces challenges on...
Iran accuses US of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions
Iran accuses US of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions
Iran on Thursday accused the United States of an "unacceptable" escalation of tensions and said Tehran was showing "maximum restraint" despite...
Letters to the editor: March 22 to 28
Letters to the editor: March 22 to 28
Save our country from another 25 years of failure, incumbency syndrome and majoritarian arrogance.
Somalia’s cheetah smuggling ring
Somalia’s cheetah smuggling ring
Africa’s big cats are being trafficked to rich households in the Middle East who want ‘something more exotic’
Khashoggi’s death rattles the world
Khashoggi’s death rattles the world
Until last Saturday, I was hopeful that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggiat his country’s consulate in Istanbul was no more than a case of censure that would result in his transfer home...
Khashoggi was collateral damage
Khashoggi was collateral damage
‘I got news for you,” an irascible Thomas Friedman says in a recording from the Saban Forum (an annual United States-Israeli dialogue) in...
Rigged votes aren’t just an African thing
Rigged votes aren’t just an African thing
Africa has a reputation for particularly poor quality and controversial elections. I have just come back from Zimbabwe, where the election campaign...
Saudi Arabia's first cinema in decades to open on April 18
Saudi Arabia's first cinema in decades to open on April 18
Saudi Arabia's first cinema in over three decades will open on April 18 in Riyadh, authorities said Wednesday, after a ban was lifted last year as...
We’re complicit in our own exploitation
We’re complicit in our own exploitation
Ever since I moved to Kenya, each year another horror story comes out about an East African citizen abused and sometimes killed while working in...
Tunisia airline row: UAE 'political miscalculation'?
Tunisia airline row: UAE 'political miscalculation'?
The ongoing row between Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates over Emirates airline's decision to impose a blanket ban on...
World, bar Israel, condemns Trump Jerusalem announcement
World, bar Israel, condemns Trump Jerusalem announcement
Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel.

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