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The new cold war

Friday the 8th of August 2016, never before has the gulf in human capability being so starkly contrasted. The fireworks arched across the Rio sky expressing the optimism, co-operation and friendship of hundreds of nations coming together as a planet to contend in the pinnacle of human altruism – The Olympic Games. On the...

Rehabilitating the Republican Party

The damage done to America’s international reputation in the past eight years under President Bush has also damaged the image of the Republican Party. The pre-existing portrayal of Republicans and US conservatives generally as ‘God, Gun and Death loving heartless bastards’ has been further damaged by the Party championing of a President ridiculed internationally...

Islam and Human Rights

Human rights are based on the fundamental principle which believes all human beings, irrespective of their differences, share the same rights, which should be protected by the state and its legal system. However, most governments in Islamic states enjoy legitimacy, despite the fact they do not protect human rights, whichever way they are characterized....

The challenge of Sisyphus and Africa; What to do with Zimbabwe?

The current of malaise in Africa is ever flowing. It is by a legion the most economically under developed continent and the most prone to violent political conflict. It is becoming impossible to contemplate Africa without it evoking of images of decay and war. Political and media attitudes towards the region are consumed with unequivocal...