Earlier this month, a district court in Kiev announced its findings in a case that had dragged on since 2015, handing down sentences to five former officers of the long-dissolved ‘Berkut’ police unit. The ex-police grouping become internationally known during the 2013/14 protests which culminated with the violent ‘Maidan.’ Charged with …Read More »
‘True African icon’: Zambian founding father Kenneth Kaunda, independence hero who helped lead fight against HIV/AIDS, dies at 97
The former president’s son, Kambarage Kaunda, confirmed his passing on Thursday. “I’m sad to inform, we’ve lost Mzee (elder),” the younger Kaunda said on his father’s Facebook page. “Let’s pray for him.” Zambia’s current president, Edgar Lungu, praised the founding father as a “true African icon” and said he had …Read More »
‘Founding principles HAVE BEEN LOST’: Macron blasts US media for legitimizing Islamist violence after wave of terror attacks
Macron reportedly called New York Times columnist Ben Smith on Thursday to complain about media coverage of France’s latest round of Islamist violence, contrasting reaction around the world to the outpouring of international support for France following the terror attacks that killed 130 people in November 2015. “When I see, …Read More »
True democracy was never among the founding principles of the US, why should anyone be surprised by the election chaos?
Well, the United States was never conceived as a democracy. Women, natives, slaves and the poor gained nothing in the American Revolution, which only benefited the elites and, to an extent, the middle class. Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers, believed that the government must ally itself not with …Read More »