2023 Elections: Why We Don’t Play Politics of Money – Peter Obi

The former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has continued to convince Nigerians on the real reason why he should be entrusted with the nation’s power The Labour Party flagbearer, whose fate would be determined at the poll on Saturday, February 25, has maintained that he is not into politics because of money At a … Read more

All climate politics are local, but are local politicians up to the challenge?

Will the next cohort of local representatives defend essential national infrastructure against hostility towards wind and solar farms? Former speaker of the US House of Representatives Tip O’Neill is famous for joking all politics are local: he said, “everything starts at your back yard”. How to square this political maxim with robust decision-making in respect … Read more

The war in Ukraine: A year of suffering and economic downturn

One year ago, on 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military invasion of Ukraine from three directions – north, east, and south. Putin claims the goal of the invasion is to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine, prevent Kyiv from joining NATO, and keep the country within Russia’s sphere of influence. Ukraine and … Read more

Ukraine War: News Networks Plan Special Coverage On Anniversary Of Start Of Russia’s Invasion

Broadcast and cable networks are planning specials, a town hall and other coverage Thursday tied to the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Correspondents also will report from sites around the country, with Vladimir Putin’s regime mounting a winter offensive. Here’s a rundown: ABC News: Ian Pannell, who was in Kyiv as the war … Read more

Nigeria: Third Presidential Candidate Upsets Traditional Party Politics in Nigeria

Radio France Internationale Nigerians are getting ready to vote for a new president Saturday in an unprecedented race between three frontrunners, including – for the first time – a candidate who is not from one of the two main parties. President Muhammadu Buhari is stepping down after eight years running Africa’s most populous country, becoming … Read more

PM has not allowed vote bank politics to dictate diplomacy: Nadda

India’s willingness to take a stance on complex foreign policy issues, whether the Russia-Ukraine conflict or Israel, has raised its profile globally, says the BJP president BJP president J.P. Nadda on Wednesday cited India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine war as a classic example of how the government, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, has not … Read more

Ukraine war live updates: Moscow unrepentant after suspending nuclear arms treaty with U.S., with officials saying it was ‘overdue’

The war in Ukraine continues to dominate global geopolitics this week, with the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion fast approaching. Officials in Moscow appeared bullish about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Tuesday that Russia was suspending its participation in the New Start nuclear arms control treaty with the United States. It’s a pact that … Read more