Five thoughts to sober up the morning after Trump

By Marwan Bishara If you’re depressed, whatever you do, don’t go for the easy escapes. Don’t bother taking up yoga, watching soap operas or shopping for expensive stuff. And for all you disgruntled Americans, forget about moving to Canada. It’s too cold. If you’re religious, don’t bother praying for divine intervention. As former senator More...

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By Peoples Daily On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Obama’s last chance to make up for his failure in Africa

By Vava Tampa In 2009, seven months after entering the Oval Office, President Obama pledged a new Africa policy. ‘’Africa,” he declared in the Ghanaian Parliament, “doesn’t need strongmen. It needs strong More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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The Muslim as a ‘Manchurian candidate’

The imperial-age idea of the ‘conspiratorial Muslim’ has re-emerged with new force and scope. Connecting President-elect Donald Trump’s calls to either ban all Muslims from entering the United States, subject More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Pakistan’s violent cyberspace: No place for dissent

During the last few days, notifications of people in my phone contact list joining the encrypted mobile chat app, Signal, have kept popping up every few hours. These are journalists, rights activists, minority community More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Iran after Rafsanjani

By Dr Massoumeh Torfeh Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is right to be concerned about the loss of one of the leading members of Iran’s religious establishment in an election year. “With the loss More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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China’s Africa-First Diplomacy: Results And Prospects

By Charles Onunaiju Following in the more than two decades – old diplomatic practice, which has seen Beijing taken on Africa as the starting destination of her international diplomatic engagement every year, Chinese More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Volunteerism: A prerequisite for Africa’s progress

By Robert Mgendi Africa will write its own history and, both north and south of the Sahara, it will be a history full of glory and dignity.” These profound words of the Congolese leader, Patrice Lumumba in the More...

By Peoples Daily On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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Now and then, who to blame?

By Ahmed Al Sheikh It was another “first” for the US president-elect, Donald Trump, before he moves into the White House. Using just 140 characters on Twitter to explain his future nuclear policies he tweeted: More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Turkey: Erdoğan, jihadist and the police

By Abdullah Bozkurt As part of a nurturing campaign to raise an ideologically committed, new generation of religious zealots by Turkey’s Islamist rulers led by autocratic president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, radical More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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What should Palestinians expect from 2017?

By Daoud Kuttab The Palestinian issue is likely to get widespread coverage in 2017, but internal issues will mostly dominate the news agenda rather than the external developments. And by the end of 2017 the occupation More...