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August 14, 2017

'Grenfell Tower survivors must be embraced by carnival revellers'

Notting Hill Carnival’s moment of silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno is a gesture all will respect. But that is not enough. A tangible show of solidarity with the residents...

Nigeria's leaders beware: The Young Shall Grow

Lamide AkintobiEnough is Enough. I’m sick and tired, angry and frustrated.  And as the popular American phrase (from the movie Network) goes: “We’re mad as hell, and we’re not gonna take it anymore.”Nigerian youths are taking action over the many ills ...

The dark side of Lady Gaga

Joanna Aniel BidarAmerican pop songstress Lady Gaga aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta went to the top of the music charts with her debute album The Fame which sold over 10 million copies worldwide. And as if that wasn't enough, she bagged 3 gongs at t ...

UK courts are gagging the press says top lawman

British courts represent a serious threat to freedom of expression. Our libel laws suppress free speech around the world, argues Ken MacDonald. Prominent amongst those things that we believe define us is our ability to exercise our vocal chords. This right ...

Where is our President - alive or dead?

For more than 50 days, the president of Africa's most populous, oil-rich country has been in a Saudi Arabian hospital, out of the sight of his people at a testing time for them. Lamide Akintobi asks whether Nigeria's Umaru Yar'Ardua is alive or dead?L ...

'I've done it my way' says president of Brazil

Ylenia Lemos - Sao Paulo, BrazilWhen talking to people in England about Brazil, the conversation nearly always  turns to the country’s president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or simply Lula as he is popularly known. I am always a ...

Blinkered media preserve redundant myths from Kennedy to Lockerbie

Steven Raeburn“What if Hitler had won the war?” posited Peter Preston in the opening to his column in The Guardian in December. “Or Lee Harvey Oswald had missed?"History is full of "What if questions…" he added, disregarding the established narrative, far ...

Israel's 10 biggest mistakes this decade

Bradley Burston In the Mideast, dreams can only end badly. Not because messianic messages are, in and of themselves, bad dreams, but because of the nature of this place, the history which is as much imagination as it is record, as much sacred hallucination ...

Letter from the climate change summit

Katie Davies - in Copenhagen, Denmark Each border I successfully cross, the right to move freely feels more and more fragile. This feeling, familiar to many crossing lands around the globe, is new to me.It heightens at the sight of the policeman's gun, at ...

Can we save the planet by not eating meat?

Ylenia LemosFancy some tasty roast beef, rump steaks, sausages, appetising veal medallions, meatballs, mouth-watering hamburgers, delicious meat loafs, beef stews, juicy ribs, or some lovely meat pies? Forget it. Last month Lord Stern, British economist, a ...

Talented newcomers call for action to 'Save Black Britain'

Thomas L BlairWhat links a keen student of world economy, a careers advisor for Black beauty, and a candidate for a Conservative Party seat in the UK parliament? They are Black and proud and raised some high-ambition goals at Rev David Shosanya’s State of ...

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