Africa

A Farcical And Anarchic Look At Nigerian Vehicle Plates

Laughter, they say is the best medicine. Let’s take a comic look at our predicament in Nigeria. A “farce” is defined as “A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect”. And “The broad or spirited humor characteristic of such works”. Or “A […]

Weird

Armed pro-Gadhafi gangs roll in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI, Libya – The embattled Libyan regime passed out guns to civilian supporters, set up checkpoints Saturday and sent armed patrols roving the terrorized capital to try to maintain control of Moammar Gadhafi’s stronghold and quash dissent as rebels consolidate control elsewhere in the North African nation. As violence mounted, Gadhafi came under growing pressure […]

North America

UN Council slaps sanctions on Libya’s Gadhafi

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council moved as a powerful bloc Saturday to try to halt Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s deadly crackdown on protesters, slapping sanctions on him, his children and top associates. Voting 15-0 after daylong discussions interrupted with breaks to consult with capitals back home, the council imposed an arms embargo and […]

Asia Pacific

China in Africa, the Fear among Europeans (Part 1)

This article is a product of the press conference, tagged: “Africa between Europe and China: which international cooperation today? New sceneries, actors and approaches” held last Saturday, 12 February, 2011 at the University of Padova, north of Italy. Although as the Prime Minister of Italy he was embattled out of the government in 2008, Romano […]