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Corruption Turns India’s Borewells into Death Wells

by Priyanka Bhardwaj –India– Corruption inextricably linked with bureaucratic hassles has always existed in India. Yet, however hard some of us may try to understand them […]

Corruption, Feature Articles, Government, India, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy

Anti-Corruption Crusader Nuhu Ribadu on Corruption and Leadership

by Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi –USA– Being Nigerian and having many relatives still living there, I keep abreast of political and economic events. Nigeria is blessed with […]

Africa, Corruption, Feature Articles, Interviews, Nigeria, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning

Fundamental Change in Colombia Unlikely with President-elect Santos

by Moira Birss –Colombia/USA– Fulfilling expectations after a solid showing in May’s first round, former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos handily won Colombia’s June 20th presidential […]

Colombia, Corruption, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Latin America, Politics & Democracy, War & Conflict

Violence Breeds Violence: “Afghanistan without bombs and burqas”

by Wazhmah Osman – Afghanistan/USA – Today Afghanistan finds itself in a state of collapse and at the center of a powerful network of global terrorism. […]

Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Corruption, Feature Articles, Middle East, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Taliban, Terrorism, United States, War & Conflict

Strategies for the Crippling of a Nation: Mugabe’s Ruthless Cling to Power

by Katharine Daniels & Sarah McGowan – USA – Sunday’s news that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn from the Zimbabwean runoff race spurred international media […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Elections, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Mugabe Wages Retribution Campaign After Losing the Election: Hundreds Flee for “Safety”

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In the early hours of April 25th, Tariro Gweru and her husband Wellington awoke to a deafening knock on their […]

Africa, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

No Election Results But a Recount Begins: Mugabe Uses Violence to Reverse the People’s Will as MDC Calls for a Work Boycott

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “The moment the people stop supporting you, that’s the moment you should quit politics.” These were the seemingly reasonable and […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Free from Mugabe’s Grip, Zanu PF Split Is the Only Chance for a Better Zimbabwe

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In my last article I wrote that the situation here is so dire that many Zimbabweans, including myself, can now […]

Africa, Corruption, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Mugabe Mobilizes Veterans to Help Seize 2008 Presidency: Freedom Is the Next Casualty

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In Zimbabwe 2007 closed on a very sad note. December was a very eventful month: it was President Mugabe’s busiest […]

Africa, Corruption, Elections, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

The Recent Russian and Chechen Elections: Putin and His Mafia Allies Control Both with an Iron Hand

by Nadezhda Banchik – USA – On December 3rd, Russia had yet another parliamentary election. Here in the US elections are a normal part of a […]

Chechnya, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Russia

A New Dawn for Nigerian Women? Time Will Tell

by Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi – Nigeria – Nigeria is an oil-rich country in West Africa also endowed with other mostly unexploited natural resources, such as coal […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Islam, Nigeria, Politics & Democracy, Women in Leadership, Women's Empowerment

Can the Struggle for Philippine Democracy Be a Lesson to Burma?

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – The bloody military crackdown in Burma (also known as Myanmar) was bound to happen. Some people called it “pure […]

Asia, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Corruption, Democracy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Myanmar, Philippines, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings