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Africa’s Stunning Victory Against the International Criminal Court, By Owei Lakemfa

It was a sweet victory against the neo-colonial powers who tried to humiliate the continent by hurling an African president on trumped up charges of murder, rape, inhumane acts, and persecution. But the painful aspect is that an innocent man was abducted in his country, imprisoned without trial for five…
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How U.S., Europe, Israel and the Gulf States Nurtured ISIS, By Owei Lakemfa

The training of the Syrian rebels, which was primarily the training of ISIS and al-Nusra fighters, took place in Jordan. It was carried out by the CIA, the United States Defence Department, the Jordanian Armed Forces and its General Intelligence Directorate, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, the Qatar State Security and…
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The Cuban Revolution: A Lesson Through the Ages, By Owei Lakemfa

A lesson the Cuban revolutionaries taught humanity is: If you know what is right and just, pursue it; no matter the sacrifice, never give up. In March 1952, three months before the general elections, soldiers in a small country, Cuba, overthrew the government. The coup was led by a candidate…
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We Are All Migrants; We’re Unstoppable, By Owei Lakemfa

Essentially, the UN Pact is a palliative measure to give the developed countries breathing space to think and strategise on the migrants' challenge, while appearing to be concerned about the human rights of migrants. But, the migrants are coming; like the Latin American Caravan at the borders, they are unstoppable.…
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Zionism and Justice: the Bongani Case, By Owei Lakemfa

• Bongani Masuku Bongani’s explanation included that his speech was directed at supporters of Israeli aggression, who are not necessarily Jews but come from various ethnic and religious backgrounds. Secondly that his reference to Zionists was not to Jews, but to the ideology. If the famous Williams Shakespeare had written…
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Ukraine’s Farcical Drama, By Owei Lakemfa

Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko’s act of sending the three naval ships to breach Russian military defences in Crimean waters, is like a child slapping an adult, and then crying that the latter is reacting. It is unclear why Poroshenko decided to provoke Russian reaction. When the Ukrainian government, against the…
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When the Chosen Engage In Criminality, They Remain Criminals, By Owei Lakemfa

When the ordained, the chosen, the religious, carry out murder for any reason or their deliberate acts lead to loss of lives, they remain answerable for their crimes, at least here on earth. There is a convergence point for people who are ordained and the acts they carry out. However,…
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