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July 4th, 2017 - 9:20 am § in Foreign Affairs

BREAKING NEWS: Russia and China tell Trump to embrace THEIR de-escalation plan

Russia and China joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse tensions around Pyongyang’s missile program. The plan would see North Korea suspend its ballistic missile program and [...]

June 29th, 2017 - 8:17 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

Kushner is Now Defacto Secretary of State

Tillerson blows up at top White House aide[...]

June 28th, 2017 - 10:09 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Politics

Is Freedom of the Press the Real Reason for the Trump-Led Alliance of Arab States Expulsion of Qatar?

UAE crown prince ‘asked US to bomb Al Jazeera,’ leaked cable reveals Reporters Without Borders condemn the crackdown on Al Jazeera. “We are really worried about the implication and consequences of such requirements if it will ever be implemented,” said Alexandra El Khazen, head of M[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 9:42 pm § in Foreign Affairs

BREAKING NEWS:new crown prince will be confirmed by  a public pledging of loyalty to Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday evening in Mecca.

Al Arabiya television reported that the promotion of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a royal decree said on Wednesday, in a promotion for King Salman’s 31-year-old son that confirms him as next rul[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 9:01 am § in Foreign Affairs, world

Nollywood goes Hollywood

NOLLYWOOD IS FALLING APART In a country where you can stumble upon crates of currency valued at about $1 billion at the airport, unattended, yet there are only 14 cinemas and the big attraction is not Nollywood. It’s Hollywood in Nigeria’s Nollywood turf. Because in Nigeria, if you want [...]

June 11th, 2017 - 10:30 am § in Foreign Affairs

Putin’s Opposition

The Kremlin critic Aleksei A. Navalny called for an anticorruption protest across Russia on Monday, and aims to run against President Vladimir V. Putin, if he can get on the ballot. Read Mr. Navalny’s Blog. [...]

June 9th, 2017 - 7:37 am § in Foreign Affairs

IRAN BLAMES US FOR ISIS ATTACKS IN TEHRAN

Iranian official calls Tehran attacks a Saudi-Israel-US plot Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns ISIS-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran will only fuel Iranians’ hatred toward the U.S. and Saudi Arabia • Senior general says Iran’s response to attacks “bu[...]

June 8th, 2017 - 1:40 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Why the State Department is Irrelevant

The bottleneck in Rex Tillerson’s State Department The former ExxonMobil chief is leaning heavily on two senior aides who, officials say, have cut him off from the rest of his 75,000-person staff. POLITI.CO[...]

June 5th, 2017 - 8:13 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Trump Alliance of Sunni Nation Expels Qatar From Its Alliance

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar … home of al Jazeera    (Based on report at CBS News) The countries in Trump’s anti Iran alliance accuse Qatar of being pro Iran, pro Hamas and (quietly) anti Israel.  Qatar has supported Hamas but denies support for movements to [...]

May 30th, 2017 - 7:23 pm § in Foreign Affairs

50 Years After Nigerian Civil War

THE IRONY OF MEMORIAL DAY: 50 Years Ago Today, Biafra Began What Was To Be a Failed Secession. America’s Memorial Day remembers the dead Union soldiers after our civil war.  The irony for immigrants from Nigeria  is that this day is also the anniversary Nigeria’s civil war.  Our war [...]