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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Murad and Kavanaugh: contrasting accounts of global justice

It is a great disgrace that we, as humans, somehow became immune to heinous acts of sexual violence. In fact, it is devastating that we still have to raise awareness about sexual assault, violence, abuse and rape. It seems that, regardless of globalisation, of...

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Post-Brexit Britain: a dance with dictators

Since the Brexit referendum results were announced, and the subsequent months of continuous bitter negotiating, various political analysts, journalists and academics alike have sought to theorise on what the possible actions and patterns for British foreign policy might be. Some have highlighted the dangers,...

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Why China is ramping up investment in Africa

While the world is busy with proxy wars in Syria and Yemen, immigration to Europe & Donald Trump’s Twitter account, China is playing a much more sophisticated game in order to consolidate its power. When we speak of power politics in the context of...

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