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Swimming Against WTO and Okonjo-Iweala’s Candidacy, By Owei Lakemfa

...the IMF and the World Bank are two monkeys who take turns in carrying each other on their backs, while their child, the WTO, hops from one tree to another playing at nurturing world trade. That imperial family of three have, for 55 years now, carried out a sustained fight…
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Dribbling Johnson on Brexit and Trump In Syria, By Owei Lakemfa

Political leaders tend to copy the dribblers; dribbling their nations. But quite often, these end up dribbling themselves and even playing themselves out of power. One of the largest religions in the world is football. It is also the most non-sectarian of the lot. At the heart of football are…
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Setting the World Free By Resting NATO, By Owei Lakemfa

Since the reasons for the establishement of NATO are no longer present, its continued existence is not logical. Today, NATO is a military club of Europeans, Americans and Canadians monopolising global violence, intervening militarily in the affairs of other countries and unseating governments that resist their dictation, or pose a…
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Syria: Highway To Universal Conflagration, By Owei Lakemfa

There is no concerted effort to end the bloody Syrian Civil War because the West knows that it will be a victory for the Syrian government; so, international power brokers concentrate on negotiating territories, ‘humanitarian corridor’, ‘safe passage’ for rebels and their families, and ceasefire to allow the evacuation of…
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Red Roses for Valentine, Red Card for Corruption, By Owei Lakemfa

Netanyahu is determined not to go to jail like Ehud Olmert, Israeli prime minister from 2006 to 2009, who spent 27 months in jail for corruption before parole. This is Valentine week, with billions around the world expressing love for their families and others. It coincided with the Christian Ash…
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