Omar Bongo died in power in 2009 after 42 years of corrupt rule. His son, Ali, took over. Now impaired, Ali has appointed his son to rule Gabon de facto.
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On December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded, and many have wanted Greta Thunberg to be the recipient. But would the world’s leaders really have been able to take in Greta’s message?
Captains and lieutenants have the duty to keep the peace but often see this as a carte blanche to “get rid of the riff-raff”. That’s what happened on that fateful day.
Despite great optimism, insecurity and a fractious political space mean reconciliation will be crucial to the success of elections in Somalia in 2021.
Attorneys for 17 Florida residents argue they can register to vote after they finish their prison sentence, and complete parole or probation. Not so, says the Republican governor.
For both the Palestinians and Kurds, violence continues to happen in their houses. These wars being fought because of old grievances.
Iraqi protesters have now made sacrifices in large numbers to voice their dissent against the government and they still refuse to back down.
That Kurds were not in Normandy is a shameful distortion of truth. We abandoned our Kurdish allies for dubious motives, now they are facing genocide.
It is 3½ years since Britons voted for an exit and still, the British Parliament has not been able to deliver what the voters decided.
The day that Donald Trump installed Stephen Miller as Senior Advisor for Policy in his administration, we should have been prepared for impeachment.