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September 25, 2020

America's racist police: Payouts cannot fix culture of violence

In the US, where hundreds of Black people fall victim to police brutality each year, very few police officers are ever prosecuted or convicted for the violence they inflict on the communities and...

How Barack Obama and Malcolm X shone in Africa

Thomas L BlairCairo on the tip of Nubian Africa has played host to two exceptional African Americans. One named Barack Hussein Obama, the son and grandson of Muslims, came as US President this June.The other was the radical African American Muslim minister ...

President's 'Ghana Maybe Time' and Coded Attack on Political Enemies

Marc Wadsworth New Ghanaian President John Atta Mills kept supporters waiting for more than two hours at a London hotel because he was delayed by BBC World Service who interviewed him for an international audience on Thursday night. He then made a coded at ...

Why I love May Day

Aileen Casey It's that time of year again, May 1st. The time I long for and await in joyful anticipation as it brings the first signs of summer. It should be an exciting phase for all, with the winter well and truly over and the dawn of a new season.&n ...

No Barack possible in Britain

Peter TatchellAmerica can have a Black head of state, but Britain can't. African-Caribbean and Asian Britons are barred by the system of hereditary monarchy. As Barack Obama celebrates his 100 days as the first Black US President, a majority of Britons ...

A time to live and a time to die

Joanna Aniel BidarThe televised assisted suicide late last year of Craig Ewert, a 59-year-old British university professor and motor neurone disease patient, continues to spark controversy. Opposition groups in the UK have been vocal in their outrage over ...

Swine flu epidemic - that sneeze may be your last

Matt Gardner - Online columnistYou might as well get everything in life that you've wanted to do for a long time out of the way right now. Swine flu is coming. We're all going to die.People are dropping like flies and the pandemic is seemingly goin ...

Work together or fall apart

Matt Gardner - Online columnist In the coming days, the world's leaders will meet to discuss the crippling problems of the current global financial crisis and how to solve it. Better late than never, I suppose.After several months of frantic last-ditch ...

Sport is the untapped resource Britain needs to exploit

Matt Gardner - Online columnist   In times of economic strife, it's easy to lose touch with the things that will be most dear to us in the future. With the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London, one thing seems key to helping the UK on more levels ...

New president is building a better Ghana

Tamara Obeng  It is a whole 52 years since the Republic of Ghana was granted independence by the British and two months since John Atta-Mills became the new president. The country, previously called the Gold Coast because of its vast reserves of the p ...

Whatever happened to childhood?

Raj Sandhu   Many people claim that children seem to be growing up too fast. I never used to pay attention to these suggestions as my younger brother was proof enough for me that it couldn't be true. However, after my recent visit to a primary sch ...

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