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August 20, 2019

“Bubbly Bob”, a modern day African and Caribbean success story

Kenyan leaders and members of the public are mourning the passing of Africa’s top CEO, as Marc Wadsworth, a regular visitor to the country, reports. Guyanese-born British businessman Bob...

Why wasn’t a rich British borough a safe haven for Grenfell Tower victims?

Marc Wadsworth spent a day visiting the disaster area and talking with those affected, including firefighters, before going on a #JusticeForGrenfell demonstration outside parliament.When pioneering Pan-Africanist Frantz Fanon authored his masterpiece The ...

Chuck Berry: a father of rock music and his legacy

The death of African-American singer-songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry (October 18 1926 - March 18 2017), who died of natural causes at his home in Saint Charles, Missouri, provides us with an opportunity to revisit Black, pop, rock music history and c ...

Lawyers come together to slam Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Three leading human rights organisations have attacked US president Donald Trump's Islamophobic "Muslim ban" that has selectively singled out for exclusion from America nationals of seven countries he considers harbour terrorists.Adding thei ...

Passing of giant world leader Fidel Castro

The death of the 20th century’s most lauded anti-imperialist leader Fidel Castro on Friday at 10:29 pm has been greeted worldwide with shock, sorrow and reverence by world leaders and political admirers alike.A senior Russian diplomat in London dec ...

Donald Trump: US Presidential nightmare is a reality

Is it a fevered nightmare or have we really woken up to the reality that Donald Trump has been elected president of America, the world superpower?Brexit has been followed by Amexit – America’s withdrawal from the civilised world and endorsemen ...

Massacre by French police of Algerian protestors history forgot

The terrible atrocities in the French capital in November 2015, in which 130 people were killed, and then in Nice, on Bastille Day earlier this year, when a truck was deliberately driven into crowds killing 86 people, have been widely described as the wors ...

Muhammad Ali shook up the world and changed it

Newspapers and broadcasts around the world have rightly been filled with coverage of the life and times of Muhammad Ali since his death last week. But it concerns me how big media have hijacked his legacy by whitewashing it, for instance, by calling The G ...

Chad's Western-backed mass murderer jailed at last

So finally, Hissène Habré, dictator of Chad from 1982-1990, has been convicted in a Senegal court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment. Gaetan Mootoo, Amnesty International West Africa researcher, said: “This verdict is a vic ...

'Murder' backlash after Harambe the gorilla is shot dead

Marksmen killed an endangered gorilla at a US zoo on Saturday after a four-year-old boy managed to get into the animal's enclosure, sparking fury around the world. It also raised larger questions about the morality of keeping ...

Syria: poverty, desperation and revenge push youth to join ISIS

Probing new research by the NGO for which I work has uncovered why thousands of young Syrians have become extremist fighters in their civil war torn country.It has found the need to earn a basic living, regain a sense of purpose and dignity and the belief ...

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