Opinion

Beirut and Santiago In the Streets: Why Multinationals Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes, By Magdalena Sepulveda

Will 2020 be as explosive as the year that is coming to an end? This is the anxiety that embraces governments around the world, still destabilized by massive and unexpected popular uprisings. In Chile, where I come from, but also in Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, France, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt, among…
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Guest Columns

Red Card, Green Card – Notes Towards the Management of Hysteria, By Wole Soyinka

WOLEXIT My exit time schema applies, not yours. If it even becomes convenient to bring it forward, I intend to do so, but please don’t come at me with plaints of time imprecision. I never discussed it with you, nor invited you to a private decision whose execution was already…
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Opinion

2015 As the Year of Extreme Poverty and The Terrorist!, By Owei Lakemfa

Yet, the greatest danger to humanity is not ISIS or the terrorist; it is poverty; poverty pushes people into desperate actions, extremist organisations and terrorist cells. With one percent owning about half of global wealth and Oxfam saying some 85 persons own as much wealth as billion persons, the rich…
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Opinion

May Allah Bless Chancellor Merkel of Germany, By Yushau A. Shuaib

There is a lot to be learnt from leaders like Chancellor Merkel, who though a Christian is providing shelter, food, medication, education and even an enabling environment for Muslims to practice their religion in her country. She has clearly demonstrated the Islamic injunction, which states: “O humankind! We created you…
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Opinion

A Perspective on the French Attack, By Muideen Olagunju

Will there be more attacks on the unsuspecting civilian populations, particularly in the world's main cities? I am afraid: Yes. As long as drones tear up limbs of women and children without repercussions; as long as world powers refuse to open themselves to genuine commitment to international peace and security;…
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Opinion

Compelling Africa and Middle East’s Refugees and Migrants Crises, By Segun Balogun

Either as refugees or asylum seekers, many people keep daring the peril of the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to cross into Europe where, clearly, they are unwanted. According to a BBC report, a former NATO commander said “dozens of boats are departing daily from the North African shore, without any control…
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Guest Columns

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: One World, One Prosperity, or One Poverty?, By Olu Akanmu

One of the lessons the West must learn from the failure of its Syrian policy and the success of democracy in Tunisia is that nothing ultimately substitutes for the will of the people in finding ways of organising themselves in true mass movements to change their society. The true mass…
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