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Front Page Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014 - 12:35:54 PM


Editorial
A Brief Note On Campaore The Peacemaker
The corrupt dictator of Burkina Faso is now in trouble after he tried to extend his term limits again and is likely to be overthrown and exiled or killed by his fellow citizens... What is surprising is that there are people around who should know better who describe him as a ‘peacemaker’. Campaore has as much a relationship to ‘peace’ as the Colt Peacemaker had to justice in the Wild West.

Oct 31, 2014 - 12:34:40 PM

Analyses
Poland Prepares for Russian Invasion
As Vladimir Putin's Russia continues to threaten Ukraine, having stolen Crimea in the spring and exerted de facto Kremlin control over much of the Donbas this summer, war worries are mounting on NATO's eastern frontier. New reports of Russian troop movements on the Ukrainian border this week are not reassuring to those Atlantic Alliance members who suffered Soviet occupation for decades, and still live in Moscow's neighborhood.

Oct 31, 2014 - 8:04:10 AM

Africa
The ANC is Broke
The party is struggling to make ends meet after Parliament reduced its funding by R20-million following election losses.

Oct 31, 2014 - 8:02:37 AM

International
Will Catalonia Secede From Spain
Catalonia has decided to recast its planned November 9 referendum on independence as a nonbinding consultation.Why are so many Scots (45% in September's referendum) and Catalans (50% in recent polls) set on leaving now? The answer is surely a desperate search for sovereignty with longstanding resentments over discrimination by the power centers in their respective states.

Oct 31, 2014 - 8:01:06 AM

Dark Side
Mitch McConnell Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company
After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:59:41 AM

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