Opinion

Che Guevara: 50 Years of the Heroic Guerrilla, By Owei Lakemfa

Che, who was 39 when he was executed, has become the ultimate and heroic guerrilla inspiring youth across generations; his youthfulness remains etched in the sub-consciousness of millions of youth across the world who don his t-shirts, wear Che-like berets and carry his banners during protests. As parts of the…
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Catalans, Rohingyas and Other Minority Eruptions, By Owei Lakemfa

Minorities, no matter how small, should be heard, and majority nationalities, no matter how large or self-righteous they feel, must bend backwards to accommodate the minorities. They must address the fears of the latter, give them a sense of belonging and make them feel at home. A resort to violence…
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Opinion

Hurricane Trump Makes a Landfall In the United Nations, By Owei Lakemfa

It is truly difficult to decide who is more a statesman and less dangerous to world peace; Kim Jong Un of North Korea whom Trump called the “Rocket man” or Hurricane Trump. Hurricane Maria made a landfall on the Caribbean on Tuesday, tearing homes and towns, leaving so massive destruction,…
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Opinion

Reshaping Humanity: 150 Years of “Das Kapital”, By Owei Lakemfa

If international politics has been characterised in the last hundred years by the rivalry between the West and the East, and shaped by ‘Cold War’ politics, Das Kapital and the ideas it espoused are at the source. Humanity, on September 14, 2017, reached a milestone - the 150th year that…
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Opinion

The Politics of Election Monitoring, By Owei Lakemfa

The monitoring and observation of elections are political actions in themselves and we should not delude ourselves that the participants are necessarily neutral; therefore, their usefulness to the process of democratisation and overall impact, is marginal. The 2017 Kenyan presidential elections were massively rigged right under the noses of international…
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Opinion

Choosing Between Nigeria and Morocco, By Owei Lakemfa

The conference decided that if by any subterfuge, Morocco is admitted into ECOWAS, there will be a mass mobilisation of Nigerians to withdraw their country from ECOWAS and kick the organisation and its secretariat out of Nigeria. With the 42-year old Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting in…
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Opinion

Pakistan: the Wages of Separation, By Owei Lakemfa

Perhaps if Ali Jinnah knew 70 years ago, that his beloved Pakistan would turn out to be the politically unstable, insecure, terror-ridden country, gang-raped repeatedly by a rapacious and greedy military and a parochial political class, he might not have demanded separation. The separation of Pakistan from India on August…
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Opinion

Tragedy of Separation: the Story of India, By Owei Lakemfa

...the scramble Ghandi had feared began; about 15 million people moved either way, and in the process, between one and two million people were murdered by opposing sides in horrendous massacres from which neither India nor Pakistan has They have been to war four The separation of India was simply…
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