Day: December 20, 2015

Sincere Ignorance And Conscientious Stupidity

Martin Luther King, Jr. famously announced that “nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”. Those words have never seemed more apt than when Public Policy Polling (PPP) released the results of a report on Friday which stated that 30% of American Republican primary

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AU Calls For Peacekeepers In Burundi

Late Thursday evening, the African Union (AU) authorised a peacekeeping force deployment to the Central African state of Burundi after a steady escalation of conflict and violence threatened to explode. This would mark the first time the AU has sent a force without the consent of the state it was

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From Protesters to Rebel Assailants in the Burundi Capital

The streets of Burundi’s capital are once again witnessing the unraveling of an order that has been in play for the two presidential terms of President Pierre Nkurunziza. Last Friday’s violence gives testimony to the unrest and discontent that has been quietly brewing in the minds of a great majority

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Can Syria Eventually Achieve a Unity Government?

In 2012, the then international Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi proposed a unity government as a quick response to end the conflict in the war-torn state.  Three years later, rival factions have signed a United Nations backed road-map deal to put an end to the atrocity.  The question now is: can

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