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24.06.2020

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Ethiopia, by all standards, is a reputable country in East Africa. It gains popularly from different angles. In terms of politics, Ethiopia has been touted as a country with an excellent model of democracy in Africa. For his efforts in ending the 20-year-long war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, President Abiy… »

23.06.2020

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have thrown their unflinching support for Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a candidate contesting for the top position at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This backing implies that Africa is strongly behind her, and further… »

21.06.2020

Why India-China border clashes matter

Why India-China border clashes matter

By Zou Yue Chinese and Indian soldiers recently engaged in the most serious border clash since they fought a war in 1962, leaving casualties on both sides. CGTN’s Zou Yue says the focus should be on the restraint exercised by the two sides, but he describes the extreme domestic reaction… »

16.06.2020

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

By Vijay Prashad A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors… »

14.06.2020

The Objective, in Response to Covid-19

The Objective, in Response to Covid-19

Today’s societies are experiencing a phase of crumbling values and rules in all fields, dominated by warrior oligarchic structures, technologically powerful as never before, following a logic of global self-destruction. The vast majority of thinkers and experts have described our current situation as an “emergency” (environmental, energy, health, social, political,… »

11.06.2020

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

The President of the United States has decided to withdraw up to 15,000 soldiers from Germany. This announcement by Der Spiegel at the end of last week struck the transatlantic states almost like a bomb. For half of the population in Germany, which is in favor of a complete withdrawal… »

29.05.2020

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

WHO and Costa Rica launch landmark COVID-19 Technology Access Pool Thirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight COVID-19 accessible to all. The Pool was… »

29.05.2020

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign of deadly… »

20.05.2020

Historic Health Assembly Ends With Global Commitment to COVID-19 Response

Historic Health Assembly Ends With Global Commitment to COVID-19 Response

“Let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat. “-Dr Tedros At today’s meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly —its first-ever to be held virtually—delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, co-sponsored by more than 130… »

20.05.2020

How Russia Is Botching Its Alliance With Syria

How Russia Is Botching Its Alliance With Syria

By M.K. Bhadrakumar Russia’s relationships with its client states have never been easy. Of course, managing client states is always a complicated exercise. The Kremlin’s cupboard is full of skeletons—Hungary (1956), Czechoslovakia (1968), Cuba (1962), Afghanistan (1980), Ukraine (2014) and so on. What complicates Russia’s relationship with Syria, which has sometimes… »

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