Columns

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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Columns

What Should Africa Now Expect From Trump’s America?, By Rafiq Raji

...it is quite apropos to now ask: Is there now hope for the continent under Mr. Trump? Well, the American president surprisingly hosted Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, in late April, and he put on his widest smile for the visiting head of state; albeit that is not always a good…
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Opinion

Crooks, Torturers and God’s Own Country, By Owei Lakemfa

Architect of torture programmes, James Elmer Mitchell The US is also not remorseful for its crimes against humanity, violating the Geneva Convention on treatment of civilians and prisoners of war. It is also unrepentantly violating the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which forbids any act of intentionally inflicting pain or…
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Guest Columns

Cuba: The fabled Islands of Humanity, By Owei Lakemfa

Cuba has one of the best social services in the world including free health and education, almost 100 percent literacy, the right to employment and the distinction as the only country that has eradicated mother-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Cuba emerged from international isolation, embargo, the missile crisis, collapse…
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