12Oct 2016

Nana Akufo Addo publicly expressed his great admiration for Charles Taylor’s “sense of statesmanship and patriotism”. After saving him in Ghana, Akufo Addo continued to vehemently oppose to Taylor’s arrest, defying the US- and UN- backed Special War Crimes Court for Sierra Leone. Akufo Addo snubbed the Interpol and announced that he is strongly against… Continue reading

07Oct 2016

On 3 June 2003, the Liberian presidential plane landed on Accra airport. One of the world’s most vicious leaders, Liberia’s President Charles Taylor arrived in Ghana at the head of a 62-member delegation. Taylor, the principal backer of Sierra Leone RUF rebels who gained a reputation for atrocity by hacking off civilians’ limbs, was in… Continue reading

05Sep 2016

The youngest son of the drug lord Joaquin Guzman was kidnaped on 15 August 2016. He was released unharmed five days later, but the message was clear: El Chapo’s enemies are taking advantage of his weakness. Rival cartels are directly targeting his family members. Couple of days after his son’s release, gunmen killed El Chapo’s… Continue reading

20Jul 2016

There is no doubt that the Philippines is in a strange position. After years of judicial and diplomatic procedures, a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled broadly in favour of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute. However, the newly elected Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, seems as unhappy as the Chinese officials… Continue reading

23Jun 2016

President Joseph Kabila has broken his country’s Constitution: there won’t be presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. A corrupt and incapable president refuses to cede power. With the people set against him and an unambiguous two-term limit in the Constitution, Kabila clings to power using violence and repression.   A corrupt,… Continue reading

16Jun 2016

Rumors begin to circulate that, when it comes to Ghana, there is more to Panama Papers than it meets the eye. It appears that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has more connections with the family of former President John Agyekum Kufuor than one would have thought. And these connections don’t necessarily bring back happy memories to… Continue reading

09Jun 2016

On 6 May 2016, gang leader Jamilton Andrés Suárez Ulloa, also known as El Topo, was killed by Venezuelan intelligence. El Topo was the mastermind behind the death of a group of miners in south-eastern Venezuela in March 2016.   The Mole On 4 March 2016, 28 miners disappeared near the town of Tumeremo in… Continue reading