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AllAfrica.com
Tribalism Rears Its Ugly Face in Race for New Voice of Soroti CountySoroti — As presidential and parliamentary elections draw near, the battle to r
Tribalism Rears Its Ugly Face in Race for New Voice of Soroti County
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
Soroti — As presidential and parliamentary elections draw near, the battle to replace the incumbent Soroti County MP, Forum for Democratic Change's Peter Omolo, who is out of the race due to ill health, remains stiff Unfortunately, however,... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Nepal Maoists mark 20 years since start of civil war Published: 13 February 2016 10:05 PM Nepalese Unified Maosit Chairman Puspa
Nepal Maoists mark 20 years since start of civil war
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 13 hours ago
Published: 13 February 2016 10:05 PM Nepalese Unified Maosit Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal (standing) greets party members during an event to mark the 21st People’s War Day in Kathmandu. – AFP pic,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Must Believe in Something Beyond OurselvesThey say: What goes up, comes down; what goes around comes around; the pendulum
We Must Believe in Something Beyond Ourselves
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
They say: What goes up, comes down; what goes around comes around; the pendulum does swing back and forth; every action unleashes a reaction; history repeats itself. Namibia has enjoyed more stability than perhaps most countries during the same... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Colombia's Farc vow to end use of child soldiersA member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) guerrillas. (File
Colombia's Farc vow to end use of child soldiers
News 24 South Africa / Posted 2 days ago
A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) guerrillas. (File, AFP) Havana - Colombia's Farc rebel force promised Wednesday to end recruitment of all child soldiers to its ranks, in a fresh bid to seal a peace deal ending a... Read more
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Rappler
Colombia's FARC vow full end to use of child soldiersNO MORE CHILD SOLDIERS. Victoria Sandino, member of Farc, reads a press release
Colombia's FARC vow full end to use of child soldiers
Rappler / Posted 3 days ago
NO MORE CHILD SOLDIERS. Victoria Sandino, member of Farc, reads a press release at the Palacio de Convenciones in Havana, Cuba, on February 10, 2016, where the guerrilla group announced that they do not recruit into their ranks people under age 18.... Read more
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New Kerala
Thousands attend Nepal ex-PM Koirala's cremationKathmandu, Feb 10 : Nepal paid a fond farewell -- albeit tearful -- to a gritty
Thousands attend Nepal ex-PM Koirala's cremation
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Kathmandu, Feb 10 : Nepal paid a fond farewell -- albeit tearful -- to a gritty soldier of democracy as the last rites of former prime minister Sushil Koirala were performed at the Pashupati Arya Ghat here on Wednesday. Thousands of Nepali Congress... Read more
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The Hindu
Koirala, a valued friend of IndiaWith the demise of Mr. Koirala, the future of the Nepali Congress appears uncer
Koirala, a valued friend of India
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
With the demise of Mr. Koirala, the future of the Nepali Congress appears uncertain as the National Convention of March 3 is eagerly awaited. Nepal’s former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who died on Tuesday morning, will be accorded a state funeral... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Pre-eminent leader Sushil Koirala’s death a loss for South Asia, Hasina saysThe president of the Nepali Congress (NC), Koirala passed away on Tuesday at th
Pre-eminent leader Sushil Koirala’s death a loss for South Asia, Hasina says
Bdnews24.com / Posted 4 days ago
The president of the Nepali Congress (NC), Koirala passed away on Tuesday at the age of 77. Hasina, in a message, termed him a “pre-eminent” leader of the region, and said Bangladesh was proud to honour him as a ‘Friend of Bangladesh’ in recognition... Read more
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New Kerala
Sushil Koirala: Gritty soldier of democracy, steward of Nepal's Constitution (Obituary)Sushil Koirala, 76, who died early on Tuesday in Kathmandu following respirator
Sushil Koirala: Gritty soldier of democracy, steward of Nepal's Constitution (Obituary)
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
Sushil Koirala, 76, who died early on Tuesday in Kathmandu following respiratory failure, will be remembered as the prime minister of Nepal who stewarded a republican federal constitution of the former Hindu kingdom. Prime minister from February 11,... Read more
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The Hindu
Sushil Koirala dies: Consensus builder Prime Minister of NepalMr. Koirala who was the current patriarch of the leading political dynasty of N
Sushil Koirala dies: Consensus builder Prime Minister of Nepal
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Mr. Koirala who was the current patriarch of the leading political dynasty of Nepal came to the political scene following a family tradition which generated legendary figures Nepal’s former Prime Minister and leader of the Nepali Congress, Sushil... Read more
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The Hindu
Sushil Koirala: A consensus Prime Minister of NepalMr. Koirala who was the current patriarch of the leading political dynasty of N
Sushil Koirala: A consensus Prime Minister of Nepal
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Mr. Koirala who was the current patriarch of the leading political dynasty of Nepal came to the political scene following a family tradition which generated legendary figures Nepal’s former Prime Minister and leader of the Nepali Congress, Sushil... Read more
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New Kerala
Nepal ex-PM Sushil Koirala dead; Modi calls him India's valued friendKathmandu, Feb 9 : Former prime minister Sushil Koirala, who spent 16 years in
Nepal ex-PM Sushil Koirala dead; Modi calls him India's valued friend
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
Kathmandu, Feb 9 : Former prime minister Sushil Koirala, who spent 16 years in exile in India, died here on Tuesday. He was 80. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has lost a valued friend. Koirala, who was also president of the... Read more
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New Kerala
Former Nepali PM Sushil Koirala dies at 80 (Lead, Correcting Headline)Kathmandu, Feb 9 : Former prime minister and president of the Nepali Congress (
Former Nepali PM Sushil Koirala dies at 80 (Lead, Correcting Headline)
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
Kathmandu, Feb 9 : Former prime minister and president of the Nepali Congress (NC), Sushil Koirala died here of Pneumonia early on Tuesday. He was 80 years old. Koirala died at his residence in Kathmandu's Maharajgunj area. Doctors told the media... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala dies at 76Former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala died on Tuesday at the age of 76. K
Former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala dies at 76
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 days ago
Former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala died on Tuesday at the age of 76. Koirala was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and he succumbed to the disease on Tuesday morning. Koirala’s death comes at a time when Nepali... Read more
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ABC News
Ethnic Protesters in Nepal Withdraw Border Blockade, StrikeThe main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over Nepal's new consti
Ethnic Protesters in Nepal Withdraw Border Blockade, Strike
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
The main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over Nepal's new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation severely short of fuel, medicine and other supplies. The United... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Museveni Cannot Cause War - BesigyeBy Felix Basiime and Scovia Atuhaire Kabarole — Forum for Democratic Change (F
Museveni Cannot Cause War - Besigye
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
By Felix Basiime and Scovia Atuhaire Kabarole — Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, has scoffed at speculation by some people that President Museveni could cause war if he loses the February 18 general... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Letter to General David SejusaGreetings! It is regrettable that I am writing to you while you are in Luzira m
Letter to General David Sejusa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Greetings! It is regrettable that I am writing to you while you are in Luzira maximum-security prison. When you served General Museveni with maximum dedication and loyalty, there was no inkling that you would one day be dragged to jail on the orders... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sejusa in Court Against the Army - Will He Be Lucky Again?One year and one month after President Yoweri Museveni promised to deal with Ge
Sejusa in Court Against the Army - Will He Be Lucky Again?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
One year and one month after President Yoweri Museveni promised to deal with Gen David Sejusa, the maverick former co-ordinator of intelligence services found himself in the dock of the General Court Martial, to answer charges of absenting himself... Read more
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Daily News
Justice should be doneEven though the arrest of Yoshitha hit the headlines, the real issue is the ris
Justice should be done
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Even though the arrest of Yoshitha hit the headlines, the real issue is the rise of chauvinist campaign aimed at undermining the formation of the Constituent Assembly. Fascistic elements have now ganged up with so called Ekabadda Vipakshaya to create... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Arresting Sejusa Today Is a Bad IdeaGen David Sejusa was taken in by UPDF last week on a number of charges related
Arresting Sejusa Today Is a Bad Idea
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Gen David Sejusa was taken in by UPDF last week on a number of charges related to his second falling out with the establishment. Sejusa's acrimonious relationship with his bosses has marked his entire history with NRA/UPDF. During the Bush War, he... Read more
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Daily Herald
Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border pointKATHMANDU, Nepal -- Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal
Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border point
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Disenchantment rife against Oli but no threat to governmentLess than four months after he assumed office, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma O
Disenchantment rife against Oli but no threat to government
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 8 days ago
Less than four months after he assumed office, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has run into rough weather, with both his coalition partners and the people questioning his performance. Oli’s woes mirror the problems that plagued his predecessors –... Read more
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The Hindu
Madhesi blockade: Residents open India-Nepal border pointVehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday
Madhesi blockade: Residents open India-Nepal border point
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated residents forcefully removed barriers set up by Madhesi protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new Constitution. The border... Read more
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Salon.com
Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border pointKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Vehicles passed through the main border point between N
Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border point
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border pointKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) � Vehicles passed through the main border point between N
Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border point
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 8 days ago
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) � Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Béji Caid Essebsi Confers With Néjib ChebbiCarthage — President Béji Caid Essebsi received, on Monday, in the Carthage pal
Béji Caid Essebsi Confers With Néjib Chebbi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Carthage — President Béji Caid Essebsi received, on Monday, in the Carthage palace, Founder of the Republican Party and candidate to the 2014 presidential election, Ahmed Néjib Chebbi, announced the Presidency of the Republic in a statement. After... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Representation and Participation FallacyIN 2006, Bolivian president Evo Morales concluded his inaugural speech by sayin
The Representation and Participation Fallacy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
IN 2006, Bolivian president Evo Morales concluded his inaugural speech by saying: "I will lead Bolivia in obeying the Bolivian people." In popular Latin American politics, the concept of 'obedient power' defines the power exercised by the president... Read more
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Rappler
Will federalism address PH woes? Pros and cons of making the shiftSome candidates in the 2016 national elections have been vocal about their supp
Will federalism address PH woes? Pros and cons of making the shift
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
Some candidates in the 2016 national elections have been vocal about their support for federalism. Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, and vice presidential bets Alan Peter Cayetano (his running mate) and Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, in... Read more
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The Hindu
The basics for free speechCourts have routinely invoked contempt to punish expressions of dissent, when s
The basics for free speech
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
Courts have routinely invoked contempt to punish expressions of dissent, when such expressions often posed no threat to the administration of justice. Through a most pernicious act of judicial fiat, in a judgment delivered on December 23, 2015,... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Sri Lanka constitution: What’s in it for the Tamils?SRI LANKA’S new government, which is taking steps to draw up a new constitution
Sri Lanka constitution: What’s in it for the Tamils?
Asian Correspondent / Posted 16 days ago
SRI LANKA’S new government, which is taking steps to draw up a new constitution, is likely to cheat Tamils out of a political system that reflects their aspirations. Restrictions imposed by the government on the constitution-making process even... Read more
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The Telegraph
Radical brotherhoodThe death of Rohith Vemula raises the question of fraternity in the life of thi
Radical brotherhood
The Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
The death of Rohith Vemula raises the question of fraternity in the life of this republic in the starkest possible way. India borrowed France's republican motto - liberty, equality and fraternity - and incorporated it into its Constitution. Liberty,... Read more
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asianage
Republic of inspirationAlthough India achieved Independence on August 15, 1947, it was not until we pr
Republic of inspiration
asianage / Posted 17 days ago
Although India achieved Independence on August 15, 1947, it was not until we promulgated our own Constitution on January 26, 1950, that we became fully and formally free with self-governing institutions. Republic Day is when we shed the leftovers of... Read more
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asianage
RSS journal cites GST, Shah Bano to make its caseOn Republic Day, pro-RSS publication Panchjanya has raked up the controversial
RSS journal cites GST, Shah Bano to make its case
asianage / Posted 18 days ago
On Republic Day, pro-RSS publication Panchjanya has raked up the controversial Shah Bano case and the GST issue to argue that the country has witnessed several occurrences which show the aspirations of the Constitution makers have often been... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Museveni Hasn't Kept His Promise On RetiringTo understand President Museveni the politician, one has to study and understan
Why Museveni Hasn't Kept His Promise On Retiring
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
To understand President Museveni the politician, one has to study and understand the dynamics of a chameleon in the animal kingdom. While addressing a rally in present-day Wakiso District in 2000, the President said a good politician, that he is,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Basket Full of CrabsBefore Nigeria became independent, the British colonial masters organised a ser
A Basket Full of Crabs
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
Before Nigeria became independent, the British colonial masters organised a series of conferences in Ibadan and London to enable the elites of the various regions and socio-cultural divides to negotiate and agree on the terms of their future... Read more
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New Kerala
The Constitution is for self- introspectionThe Constitution of India is a unique 'Magna Carta' of Human Rights of modern e
The Constitution is for self- introspection
New Kerala / Posted 20 days ago
The Constitution of India is a unique 'Magna Carta' of Human Rights of modern era. It has been adopted and enacted by the 'People of India' in the constituent Assembly on the 26th day of November 1949. It has come into force on 26 January 1950. India... Read more
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New Kerala
India hails Nepal constitution amendmentsNew Delhi, Jan 24 : India on Sunday hailed the two amendments to the newly adop
India hails Nepal constitution amendments
New Kerala / Posted 20 days ago
New Delhi, Jan 24 : India on Sunday hailed the two amendments to the newly adopted constitution passed by Nepal's parliament as "positive developments". "We regard the two amendments passed yesterday (on Saturday) by the Nepali parliament as... Read more
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New Kerala
Nepal amends constitution to address Madhesis' demandsKathmandu, Jan 24 : The Nepal Parliament has approved the first ever amendment
Nepal amends constitution to address Madhesis' demands
New Kerala / Posted 20 days ago
Kathmandu, Jan 24 : The Nepal Parliament has approved the first ever amendment to the country's new constitution to address the agitating Madhesis' demands for proportionate representation and allocation of seats in parliament on the basis of... Read more
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ABC News
Ethnic Protesters in Nepal Reject Constitutional AmendmentMembers of Madhesi ethnic parties boycotted a late night vote Saturday that app
Ethnic Protesters in Nepal Reject Constitutional Amendment
ABC News / Posted 20 days ago
Members of Madhesi ethnic parties boycotted a late night vote Saturday that approved the first amendment to the constitution with overwhelming support. Laxman Lal Karna of the United Democratic Madhesi Front said Sunday that the amendment was... Read more
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Daily News
Equality is callingAfter the changes of 8/17 in the last year there is a recognition in the pro go
Equality is calling
Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
After the changes of 8/17 in the last year there is a recognition in the pro government linguistic, cultural, and nationality groupings, those who have different religions, and together; that there is a mix of rich diversity that must enhance the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Rohith Vemula's suicide: A missing conversationSocial fronts and students organisation members take part in a candle march pro
Rohith Vemula's suicide: A missing conversation
Business Standard India / Posted 22 days ago
Social fronts and students organisation members take part in a candle march protest over the death of Rohit Vemula in Nagpur of Maharashtra. Photo: PTI Rohith Vemula’s suicide has sent our politics into convulsion and has once again brought to fore... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Family, Friends Mourn UPC's Patrick MwondhaFamily, friends, clergy, UPC party members and government officials have eulogi
Family, Friends Mourn UPC's Patrick Mwondha
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
Family, friends, clergy, UPC party members and government officials have eulogised Patrick Mwondha, who died on Wednesday at Mulago Hospital, as a kind man, faithful, a loving father, a committed statesman and encyclopedia to his party. Mr Mwonda,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Good Old Bob and the Story of Elections in UgandaThis week, Robert 'Bob' Kikomo Kitariko, 81, breathed his last. The name Kitari
Good Old Bob and the Story of Elections in Uganda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
This week, Robert 'Bob' Kikomo Kitariko, 81, breathed his last. The name Kitariko may have faded in recent years but it is very much part of Uganda's electoral history. In 1980, Kitariko resigned from the civil service where he had risen to the rank... Read more
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Daily News
Remedial alternative to 1978 ConstitutionSri Lanka has had three constitutions to experiment with since Independence. Th
Remedial alternative to 1978 Constitution
Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
Sri Lanka has had three constitutions to experiment with since Independence. The debate over a constitution that addresses the wishes of the people has long been a contentious one. Ever since 1978 constitution was adopted, the debate kept resurfacing... Read more
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Calcutta News
India needs tolerance very badly: Amartya Sen Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday said that Indi
India needs tolerance very badly: Amartya Sen
Calcutta News / Posted 24 days ago
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday said that India needs tolerance "very badly" but also underscored the importance of skeptical tolerance. An aluumni of erstwhile Presidency... Read more
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New Kerala
India needs tolerance very badly: Amartya SenKolkata, Jan 20 : Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday said that India needs
India needs tolerance very badly: Amartya Sen
New Kerala / Posted 24 days ago
Kolkata, Jan 20 : Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday said that India needs tolerance "very badly" but also underscored the importance of skeptical tolerance. An aluumni of erstwhile Presidency College which has now developed into the Presidency... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Former Minister Patrick Mwondha DeadPatrick Mwondha, a former minister in Dr Apollo Milton Obote's government from
Former Minister Patrick Mwondha Dead
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
Patrick Mwondha, a former minister in Dr Apollo Milton Obote's government from 1980 to 1985, died yesterday at the Uganda Heart Institute, Mulago where he had been hospitalised. Announcing the death yesterday, Jimmy Akena, the member of Parliament... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
The silence of the chartersOral arguments in the disqualification cases lodged against Senator Grace Poe,
The silence of the charters
Manila Standard Today / Posted 26 days ago
Oral arguments in the disqualification cases lodged against Senator Grace Poe, a candidate for president in the May 2016 elections, will be heard by the Supreme Court today. By now, anyone monitoring the cases must be aware of the arguments. One... Read more
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New Kerala
China concerned over Nepal PM's maiden India visitKathmandu, Jan 18 : Ahead of Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's maiden I
China concerned over Nepal PM's maiden India visit
New Kerala / Posted 26 days ago
Kathmandu, Jan 18 : Ahead of Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's maiden India visit, China has apparently expressed concern over it, diplomatic sources here said. Earlier, there was expectation that Oli would embark on a maiden visit to China... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zanzibar Crisis - Economic, Political Impact Versus Future of TanzaniaDar es Salaam — Every action has its price. The nullification of Zanzibar elect
Zanzibar Crisis - Economic, Political Impact Versus Future of Tanzania
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
Dar es Salaam — Every action has its price. The nullification of Zanzibar elections has already cost Tanzania. The young economy was just denied the $472.8 million (Sh1 trillion) Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant from the US. The aid,... Read more
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