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Africa

Qatar showdown?

The deadline that Saudi Arabia and its allies set for Qatar to submit to their “non-negotiable” demands has just passed, and Qatar has not complied. So what happens now? Does

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Let’s get down to work

When the Queen of England delivered the Queen’s Speech 2017 on June 21, exactly 13 days after the June 8 snap election, I was envious of the efficiency and speed

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China’s fight against poverty

The Africa-China relationship is often mentioned and regarded to be about 60 years old, but the reality is that the relationship could possibly be well over 500 years old; that

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Philippines insurgency

A month ago, hardly anybody outside the Philippines had ever heard of Marawi. Now it’s the latest front in the war against Islamic State. More evidence, if you needed it,

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No room for silly mistakes

On June 3 Basotho made clear their desire for a clean break with the past and for the country to be led down a different path by new leaders. Basotho

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Development challenges

Peace is the quintessential element to any process of development; take the simple image of the embryo that has to develop in the egg: such a process of development from

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When are you leaving Moab?

The book, (Deal with it: You cannot conquer what you cannot confront) by Paula White, has really inspired me in many different ways as a woman in general and as

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Starting a business

A number of people aspire to be great entrepreneurs or they would like to be like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet with billions of dollars’ worth of fortune. But they

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Qatar quarantine

Public-spirited businessman Moutaz al-Hayat is flying 4,000 cows into Qatar from the United States and Australia to boost milk supply in his country, which is being blockaded by most of

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It was more than just passing the baton

Last Friday, we saw power being transferred from one Prime Minister to another. Besides being remembered as the inauguration when Dr Thabane received the baton from Dr Mosisili for the