Laurent Gbagbo Trial: Is the ICC Targeting African Leaders?

Laurent Gbagbo Trial: Is the ICC Targeting African Leaders?

Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, pleaded not guilty to four charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Jan. 28, 2016. Gbagbo was charged with murder, rape, persecution, and other inhumane acts allegedly committed by his supporters during the 2010 presidential election standoff with the incumbent, President Alassane Quattara. His arraignment […]

The Fall of the Rand: An Eye Opener for Africa

The Fall of the Rand: An Eye Opener for Africa

The start of the year 2016 was welcomed with jubilation and fanfare with all and sundry. The dawn of the new year gave hope to dreams that were shattered. South Africans were in need of a business boost for the falling rand. Instead, they faced a rise in fuel prices and the weakening of gold on […]

Albert Schweitzer: Physician, Philosopher, and Philanthropist for the Ages

Albert Schweitzer: Physician, Philosopher, and Philanthropist for the Ages

Albert Schweitzer, who lived from Jan. 14, 1875 – Sept. 4, 1965, was a German-French musician, theologian, philosopher, physician, and philanthropist for the ages. He was born in the province of Kaysersberg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, which is now Haut-Rhin, France, at the time of the German Empire. However, Schweitzer considered himself French and wrote most of […]

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