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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Performing in winter: creating COVID-safe super venues and sharing the stage

You pass through a wide doorway to a large space with good air circulation. Inside, an usher behind a screen scans your ticket and sends you onward. Signs on the carpet direct you to the large auditorium, which is arranged in clusters of seats, one per household. In the middle of the room, the stage is set for a full orchestra. Tomorro...

By The Conversation 2 days ago

Akinwumi, Gbagbo and the Reality of Africa in the International System

The travails of Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), have elicited high voltage nationalistic emotions. Commentary over commentary has exalted his impeccable academic credentials, unique experiences and exalted his almost futuristic, in the context of Nigeria, profile, as if these were the main issues in ...

By Ademola Araoye 2 days ago

The International Politics of COVID-19

The global management of the scourge of Corona virus-dubbed COVID- 19- has been overwhelmed by the international politics it has elicited. The context of the global pandemic has been difficult and problematic. The plague has come at a period of intense withering of the liberal order, mounting challenges from populist and nationalist po...

By Ademola Araoye 2 days ago

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat!

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” These famous words were said by one of the 20th century’s greatest political leaders, Sir Winston Churchill on 10 May 1940 before his newly formed cabinet and in the House of Commons as the German threat loomed large over Europe. At the time the 3 million Nazi German forces un...

By Musa Mdunga 3 days ago