5 ways education can free us from colonialism

Colonialism has undeniably affected the Arab World. For some of our leaders, it’s instilled a subconscious inferiority complex that hinders diplomatic dialogue with European “influencers”. It’s also made a lot of our countries dependent upon the financial resources and various other “maintenance services” of...

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Who is Zakzaky, Nigeria’s Shi’i cleric under illegal detention?

*** this is an edited and syndicated piece originally published by Abbas Farshori in The Best of Africa *** A truism of the human spirit that can be relied upon is its resistance to oppression. People are intolerant of tyranny and will harbor the...

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How can religious leaders beneficially contribute to peacebuilding dialogue?

The paradoxical relationship between religion, politics and conflict is a contentious issue within political science and has garnered much debate among policymakers and academics. Most of the existing literature within these discourses have often been led by the secularist paradigm depicting religion through a...

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From a Palestinian: Thank you, Airbnb, for delisting Israeli settlements!

I am really happy about the Airbnb move. As a Palestinian, sometimes I view BDS differently. But it means a lot to me when a global corporation or an international institution takes a step forward to recognise the human rights of Palestinians. The Airbnb...

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Saif al-Islam: where is he, and what next for Gaddafi’s son?

The fate of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi remains uncertain. Saif al-Islam had been held by militia in the town of Zintan since his father was driven from power by rebels: Col Gaddafi’s second son was long seen as a reformist force in his father’s administration, responsible...

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