Daily Archives: December 18, 2017


Mandela Funeral Fiasco Further Indicates Rotten Core Of ANC

In the final weeks of build-up to the ANC’s leadership election on December 16th, a corruption scandal involving the misappropriation of funds for the funeral of Nelson Mandela in 2013 has further brought into focus the overwhelming need for extensive reform of South Africa’s ruling party. Last week, South Africa’s anti-corruption […]


Golden Opportunity Lost In Syrian Diplomatic Peace Talks

United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, intending to end the Syrian Civil War, have fallen apart, with special envoy Staffan de Mistura admitting that “a golden big opportunity” has been missed. Now in the eighth round of talks, last Thursday’s developments have diminished the Geneva process’ credibility. The deflated special […]


Leaked Plans For North Korean Refugee Settlements In China

A leaked document on the micro-blogging site ‘Weibo’ revealed surprising plans by China for the future of North Korean refugees in their country. The document, which has since been deleted, was given the subtitle of “North Korea Refugee Settlement Plans.” The plans detailed attempts by the China Mobile Branch to […]