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Robert Mugabe: as divisive in death as he was in life

Robert Mugabe during his swearing-in ceremony in Harare, 2008. The former Zimbabwean president has died aged 95. EPA-EFE Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died. Mugabe was 95, and had been struggling with ill health for some time. The country’s current President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Mugabe’s death on Twitter on September 6: ...

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Notorious Former Zimbabwe Leader, Robert Mugabe, Dies At 95

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe – one of the most ruthless and murderous tyrants of modern times – has died aged 95. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, the current president of the African republic, confirmed the death of the brutal ex-dictator – who had a reign of terror lasting nearly 40 years – on Twitter. Cars began honking horns and people cheered in the streets ...

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Trump Seriously Considering Ending Birthright Citizenship

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally. “We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby – congratulations, the ...

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After Two Mass Shootings: Democrats Accuse Trump Of Stoking Racial Divisions

Two mass shootings that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the U.S. political arena on Sunday, with some Democratic presidential candidates accusing President Donald Trump of stoking racial divisions while he said “hate has no place in our country.” Dozens were also wounded Saturday and early Sunday in shootings within just 13 hours of each other in ...

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BREAKING: Tunisian President Dies At 92

Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, has died. His office said Essebsi died Thursday at the age of 92. Agency reports indicate that the North African country’s first democratically elected leader came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab Spring uprising toppled longtime despot Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and sparked revolts in several Arab nations. Essebsi, the oldest ...

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson: the jester will take the throne

Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield Heavy is the head that wears the crown, to paraphrase Shakespeare. Heavy because power brings with it responsibilities that are not to be taken lightly – jaunty laughter, bluff and bluster will quickly fall upon the rocks of political reality. Britain is doomed. It has allowed the court jester to take the throne. Too harsh? ...

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Israel could strike first as tensions with Iran flare

Israel has a powerful air force — and it’s not afraid to strike neighbors it perceives as a national security threat. AP Photo/Ariel Schalit Doreen Horschig, University of Central Florida Iran shot down a U.S. drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries. Relations with Iran have been worsening for months. In early May, one year after ...

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How Museveni has twisted Uganda’s constitution to cling to power

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has engineered constitutional changes that could see him rule for life. Daniel Irungu/EPA-EFE Moses Khisa, North Carolina State University For a period of time between 1986 and the early 2000s Uganda was considered to be a country committed to democratic reform. But in recent years the democratic space has shrunk dramatically. In a recently published ...

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