Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Who Can Trust the European Union?

It is said that the EU plans to make their citizens stop thinking in terms of their national identity, to evolve into thinking of themselves as Europeans. If this is truly the plan, then the Union must brace itself for much resistance, for the majority of Europeans do not trust the EU Project to begin with, let alone be ready to forgo their identity.
67% EU citizens believe they are powerless at EU level, even though, in theory, this may not be entirely true since:

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Discredit of the So-Called Prestigious

Words have definitely lost their meaning. For instance, there is something curious about the word “prestige” - what does it really mean?
In the good old days, when the definitions of words mattered, prestige equalled to “great respect, honour and good reputation”. Men with such a standing were rewarded, men who lacked such reputation were reduced to their insignificance. Yet today, the opposite often occurs because, to start with, the notions of “respect, honour and good reputation” have also been perverted.
The examples of individuals who are deemed prestigious for the wrong reasons are rife; however, there is one particular man that has been on my radar for quite a while: Martin Indyk.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Solidifying Power: Mozambique

By Scott Morgan

Earlier this year Mozambique inaugurated a new President. But it is becoming clear that previous perceptions were not as advertised or as some people believed.

The New President Filipe Nyusi was considered to be a crony of the previous incumbent Armando Guebuza. After all the rule of Guebuza came to a halt last year when his attempt to run for a third term by altering the Constitution was rebuffed by the ruling FRELIMO. (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique).