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Robert Mugabe’s departure ushers in a heady new era for Zimbabwe

By Knox Chitiyo The ecstatic scenes said it all – Zimbabweans around the world are celebrating the resignation of Robert Mugabe as president. In January 1980, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans thronged Zimbabwe Grounds stadium in Highfields township, Harare, to welcome Mugabe back from exile. In March 1980, with reggae …

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UAE: Fighting fit and flying high

By Fawaz Turki Not quite half a century ago, on December 2, 1971, hours after they wrested their independence from Britain, seven states in the Gulf region came together to create the United Arab Emirates – today considered one of the fastest growing, most innovative political entities in the world, …

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Why countries are racing to the Moon

By Marc Norman & Penelope King No human has been to the Moon since 1972 and only 12 people have ever done it – all of them American men. But that list could soon be getting a lot longer. Why the Moon? Haven’t we already been there, done that? Well, …

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US must prepare for Iran’s next move in Syria

By Josh Rogin While the administration of United States President Donald Trump celebrates a new deal meant to freeze the battlefield in southern Syria, the Syrian regime of President Bashar Al Assad and Iran are preparing for the next phase of the long-running war, in which they will attempt to …

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Connectivity is crucial, but how do we protect privacy?

By Urvashi Aneja The vulnerability of information and technology infrastructures is becoming more visible and alarming by the day. Earlier this year, two separate malware outbreaks – WannaCry and Petya – affected hundreds of thousands of people and organisations around the world. WannaCry crippled over 230,000 computers across 150 countries, …

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German crisis marks end of post-war order

By Ambrose-Evans-Pritchard The last time Germany proved unable to form a government was under the Weimar Republic. We will not see a repeat of the Thirties this time, but the failure of the “Jamaica” coalition talks is not a trivial matter either. The country faces a constitutional crisis. There is …

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Karachi: The population dilemma

By Sahib Haq The 2017 census report generated a heated discussion in the country, especially regarding Karachi population perceived to be under reported. The issue has also become important in view of the coming elections, where seats of both national as well as provincial assemblies would be calculated on basis …

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