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‘Make Life Difficult for Others’: President Isaias’ and Other Sadistic Personality’s Motto

By   /  October 7, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on ‘Make Life Difficult for Others’: President Isaias’ and Other Sadistic Personality’s Motto

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 When most of us think of sadism, we think of either the violent psychopath or the use of dominance and pain to accentuate sexual pleasure. But there is a difference between sadistic behavior and a sadistic personality. Although psychopaths can be instrumen-tally aggressive and hostile to the point of murder, only when the […]

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How art can be a force for development in Africa

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on How art can be a force for development in Africa

If Africa can promote its stars on the global stage, it can change Africa’s image to reveal a continent of innovators who give to the world, writes Austen-Peters [Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters] by Bolanle Austen-Peters Bolanle Austen-Peters is the founder of Terra Kulture, an art, culture, lifestyle, and educational centre in Nigeria. If Africa is the cradle of civilisation, […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story – TED.com

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story – TED.com

 

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Malta ‘denies’ Defend Europe anti-migrant boat

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Malta ‘denies’ Defend Europe anti-migrant boat

Malta has said a vessel carrying anti-migrant and anti-refugee activists was “not welcome”, allegedly denying the boat from docking on its shore. Far-right members of the Defend Europe group, who were aboard the C-Star vessel, said they were denied port access and a request for water sent out to the vessel, according to a statement […]

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Cycling is isolated Eritrea’s window to the world

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Cycling is isolated Eritrea’s window to the world

Asmara, Eritrea When Amanueal Tsegay broke away on the second day of this year’s Tour of Eritrea he was accompanied all the way to the finish by pleading and cries from his team car: dai! dai! dai! It’s an Italian word, the first one an Italian will turn to when cheering on an athlete, and it rings […]

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The ‘other’ refugees: Eritreans pay the price for African and Western failure

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on The ‘other’ refugees: Eritreans pay the price for African and Western failure

The escalating asylum seeker crisis in Europe has prompted heated debates. European authorities are clearly not sure how to handle the influx of people onto the continent. Many of the people attempting to enter Europe are fleeing countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The mounting refugee problem in Europe—often seen as a result […]

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Saudi Arabia: Qatar demand list is non-negotiable Doha must ‘amend its behaviour’ or ‘remain isolated’, says Riyadh’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir.

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Qatar demand list is non-negotiable Doha must ‘amend its behaviour’ or ‘remain isolated’, says Riyadh’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says there will be no negotiations over a list of demands the kingdom and its allies have submitted to Qatar to end a major regional crisis. Asked by reporters on a visit to the United States on Tuesday if the demands were non-negotiable, Jubeir said: “Yes”. “We made our point, we […]

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Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military base

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military base

Defence minister says Ankara has no plans to review ties with Qatar, after Arab states issue demands to end Gulf crisis.  Five armoured vehicles and 23 military personnel arrived in Doha on Thursday [Umit Bektas/Reuters] Turkey has rejected a call from four Arab countries to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base […]

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Qatari news broadcaster will not be discussed in any negotiations to end blockade against Doha, says foreign minister.

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Qatari news broadcaster will not be discussed in any negotiations to end blockade against Doha, says foreign minister.

Al Jazeera staff work inside the network’s headquarters in the capital Doha on June 8 [Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters] Al Jazeera Media Network is an “internal affair” and there will be no discussion about the fate of the Doha-based broadcaster with nations that imposed a blockade on Qatar, its foreign minister says. Reports have suggested countries behind […]

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The ‘Trump factor’ and the implosion of the Gulf union

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on The ‘Trump factor’ and the implosion of the Gulf union

The current escalation in the Gulf derives its animosity from a collision between two doctrines: the Emirati-Saudi-Bahraini push for realpolitik and alleged pragmatism versus Qatar’s commitment to conflict transformation and moral politics. Unlike the impact of the 1991 Gulf War in solidifying the six-nation unity, the new rift between the US-Gulf block and Qatar showcases […]

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