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French riot police surround demonstrators who hold a placard with the message, "The State is not an Company", the day after the country went to the polls, in Paris, France, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Viewpoint: Macron Faces Opposition Despite Absolute Majority in French National Assembly

French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to have been in an advantageous position to govern Europe’s second most significant state in the aftermath of a...
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Viewpoint: Behind the London Tower Block Fire Which Left Many Dead, Injured and Displaced

Authorities in London, England announced on June 19 that 79 deaths have been officially recorded resulting from a fire which quickly swept through the...
a Abayomi Azikiwe Ebola Graphic

Viewpoint: Africa-Cuba Solidarity Reaffirmed at Namibia Conference

Close bonds between the people of the African continent and the Caribbean island-nation of Cuba have been centuries in the making. Africans caught in...
China-Africa Cooperation poster from 1972

Viewpoint: The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Note: This paper was prepared and presented in part for a panel at the Left Forum which was held during the weekend of June...
Kwame Nkrumah speaking at podium

Viewpoint: United States Foreign Policy Toward Africa Since World War II

Note: This paper was prepared and presented in part for a panel at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of the City...
DPRK leader Kim Il Sung in meeting

Viewpoint: A Critical Response to the PBS Frontline Report on North Korea

Note: These remarks were made at the concluding program of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) Annual Spring Film Series held at the...
Kwame Nkrumah speaking at podium

Viewpoint: AU Commemorates 54th Year While Challenges Mount

May 25 marks the 54th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor to the African Union formed in...
Yemen cholera epidemic in Sanaa

Viewpoint: Trump to Visit Saudi Arabia While Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Worsens

Thousands of people are suffering from cholera in Yemen as the Health Ministry of the National Salvation Government declared a state of emergency. Sanaa, the...
Ivorian leaders on trial in the Netherlands

Viewpoint: Another Deal Announced in Recurrent Ivorian Military Mutiny

Yet another agreement has been reached aimed at ending unrest among military forces in the West African state of Ivory Coast. Over a five day...
Somalia

Viewpoint: Somalia War Intensifies While Horn of Africa Nation on Verge of Famine

On May 5 the role of Pentagon forces inside the Horn of Africa nations of Somalia was further exposed when Navy Seal chief petty...

Viewpoint: Emmanuel Macron Victory and the Fragility of the European Union

Leading European Union (EU) politicians expressed their jubilation in the wake of the substantial victory of Emmanuel Macron over National Front candidate Marine Le...
The election will be held on April 23 and a run-off on May 7

Viewpoint: Finance Capital and Neo-Fascism: The French Elections Mirror the Crises of Western States

There was much anticipation surrounding the outcome of the April 23 national elections in France. A runoff between National Front leader Marine Le Pen...

Viewpoint: Trump Administration Takes Warmongering Directly to Korean Peninsula

Monday April 17, 2017 Many people within the United States and internationally were being primed for a unilateral strike by the Pentagon against the Democratic...
Felix Moumie

Viewpoint: Cameroon Government Facing Growing Unrest

Monday April 3, 2017 Teachers throughout the West African state of Cameroon have been striking and protesting against the non-payment of salaries. Younger educators who...
Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela in the South African parliament

Viewpoint: Ahmed Kathrada, Veteran Communist and National Liberation Icon in South Africa, Dies at...

Wednesday March 29, 2017 Funeral services were held on March 29 for Ahmed Mohamed “Kathy” Kathrada, a longtime member of the South African Communist Party...
SADC

Viewpoint: SADC Region Seeks to Accelerate Industrialization amid Challenges in Mining and Energy

A one day Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held on March 18 at...
South African rand

Viewpoint: International Banks Targeted for Prosecution in South Africa

Republic of South Africa President Jacob Zuma has leveled sharp attacks on the financial industry inside the country accusing banks of treating the population...

Clarifying The Free SHS Delima

file photo After 60 years of independence, we’re still arguing about the pros and cons of a Free Senior High School education. An array of comments...
Anambra

Viewpoint on Anambra 2017

Politicians from Anambra state are staging a mass home coming. There are those who barely visited the state before and were only home during...
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Samuel Owusu’s Social Viewpoint of Music 9

“The notion that the distinctive quality of African music lies in its rhythmic structure, and consequently that the terms ‘African music’ and ‘African rhythm’...
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Samuel Owusu’s Social Viewpoint of Music 8

Here are a few critical observations made about African music by music scholars, experts, educators and ethnomusicologist: “There is no single individual who has influenced...
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Samuel Owusu’s Social Viewpoint of Music 7

SOME GENERAL OBSERVATIONS: TRADITION MEETS MODERNITY Even so, just look at Osofo Dadzie and the high level of social evangelism, moral awareness, and positive education...
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Samuel Owusu’s Social Viewpoint of Music 6

WE NEED TO CELEBRATE OUR CULTURAL AMBASSADORS AND HEROES OF HIGHLIFE AND PALM-WINE MUSIC Yet, after all is said and done, we cannot but commend...
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Samuel Owusu’s Social Viewpoint of Music 5

GHANA’S AFRO-R&B STAR QWECI AND THE QUESTION OF MUSICAL ARTICULATION The technical aspects of musical production in Ghana are not up to international standards, so...
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Samuel Owusu’s Social Viewpoint of Music 4

RELIGION AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, OF THOUGHT Notwithstanding the preceding contentions in Part 3, it bears pointing out lest we overlook it, that, Prophet Daniel...
Open Innovations forum and technology show takes place in VDNH exhibition hall in Moscow, Russia, Oct. 28, 2015. Open Innovation Forum kicked off here on Wednesday focusing on future technologies in the modern human society, economy and everyday life. (Xinhua/ Pavel Bednyakov)

Viewpoint: Innovation-driven growth to be highlight of G20 Summit

After the 2008 financial crisis, the global economy entered a period of in-depth adjustment. Today, Japan and Europe, with their negative interest rates, still...

Brexit: What The Future Holds

As Thursday, June 23, 2016 is gradually confined to the history books, the day would be globally remembered as one on which voters...

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