The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case

Julian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuador’s London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein – ConsortiumNews – June 9, 2018     In a recent communication between Randy…

“Making that album was like a cleansing” By: Michiel van Oosterhout

He taught singer Bobby Brown African lullabies and saw Richie Havens perform his anthem ‘Freedom’ at the legendary 1969 Woodstock music festival. Long before Wasswa Birigwa became a household name in Ugandan business and politics, he was a celebrated musician both in his home country and the United States. In the early 1970’s he released…

CHINESE AND TURKISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES DESTROY NATIONAL PARKS AND THE LIVELIHOODS OF PEOPLE IN THE HORN AND EAST AFRICA

Indebted for many generations to come, Kenyans slowly realize that the Chinese-built, single-line Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) – dubbed the Mad(araka) Express in short MadEx – using outdated diesel technology to pull refurbished wagons and mostly Chinese goods from Mombasa to Nairobi over and through very dangerous constructs is a con. Every day the Chinese…

Chronic corruption in UN resettlement process

THE UN AND REFUGEES – A NIGHTMAREUNHCR globally wastes more than one Galactic Year in the lives of refugeesIn Kenya it just got worse 21. May 2018 (vf) Since that African conglomerate-state with its huge colonial burden is now ruled for another four years by an autocratic governance after a neither clean nor fair election,…

What happens if President Salva steps down voluntarily?

Written by Luka Kuol, Global Fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway. Washington, 28th May 2018   The rapid degeneration of the situation in South Sudan on a trajectory towards the Hobbesian state made many circles to call for President Salva to step down for various reasons, but the final decision rests with him….