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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.
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
The term “colour revolution” has recently found its way into South Africa’s political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping...
Healthcare on the frontlines of the fight for Mosul
Healthcare on the frontlines of the fight for Mosul
When Ahmed* arrived at Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) field hospital south of the Iraqi city of Mosul, many of the hospital’s staff burst into...
Istanbul: Police release photo of Reina attack suspect
Istanbul: Police release photo of Reina attack suspect
Turkish police have released a photo of the main suspect in the New Year's Eve attack on a popular nightclub in Istanbul that killed 39 people.
Rami Malek's Emmy victory is deeply important and marks a milestone moment for Arab or Egyptian Americans in Hollywood
Rami Malek's Emmy victory is deeply important and marks a milestone moment for Arab or Egyptian Americans in Hollywood
Narrow conceptions and caricatures of Arab identity are deeply rooted in Hollywood. The hijacker and the terrorist, the opulently wealthy oil...

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