Nigeria has postponed its 2019 presidential elections. The presidential and parliamentary votes have been rescheduled for February 23rd and the gubernatorial, state assembly and federal area council elections have been rescheduled for March 9th. The Independent National Electoral Commission made the announcement hours before...
By Goth Mohamed Goth Hargeisa-Mr. Mohamed Muse Diriye, Somaliland deputy minister of interior speaking to reporters stated , “The UK FCO should realize Somaliland is not Somalia, while responding to a recent security alert issued by the UK Foreign and...
Iran’s ruling clergy are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution, during which Shi'ite Islamists, led by religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini, toppled Mohammad Reza Shah’s secular monarchy. The linchpin of the Islamic Republic’s political system is Ayatollah Khomeini’s doctrine...
By Mehdi Hasan IN 2005, Steven Rosen, then a senior official with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, sat down for dinner with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, then of the New Yorker. “You see this napkin?” Rosen asked Goldberg....
The sudden resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has rekindled debate about leadership succession and the mission of the international financial institution. US president Donald Trump has nominated his preferred candidate, David Malpass, who is known for his sharp criticisms of the World Bank...
By Peter J. Jacques Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change, passed by the United Nations unanimously in 2015....
The State of the Union headline was not in Donald Trump’s script, which initially leashed him to a teleprompter before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. The White House had trailed that the speech, given a week late...
By Stephanie Sugars/CPJ North America Research Assistant  Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning,...
As of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, and at least 240 had been beaten and tortured by the Zimbabwean state. More than 466 had been arbitrarily arrested and...
The Africa Power Access Accelerator program has now been launched and is accepting applications for project development support (Technical Assistance and Financing). Background Improved access to modern energy services is one of the fastest ways to drive socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation. In many...

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