Category: Editor’s Choice

This weekend the United Nations Middle East peace envoy asked: “How does the killing of a child in #Gaza today help #peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing.” Nickolay Mladenov was right to be outraged. He tweeted after a Palestinian teenager was shot in the head apparently by Israeli army snipers while…

Facebook sees itself as a commercial firm, not a social institution, and behaves accordingly. It makes money based on the depth and scale of its users’ data. That is why no one should be surprised that a former executive from the controversial data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica claimed in parliament that it had used harvested data…

The world has managed to largely ignore one of its worst humanitarian crises, unfolding now in central Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo holds over a tenth of the globe’s malnourished children; more than 13 million people need aid. Around 4.5 million people are displaced internally, and another 750,000 have fled abroad. The International…

The little error realized and rectified by the Independent Electoral Commission after the December 2016 presidential election almost set the country ablaze. It was the excuse the former president used to change his mind about conceding defeat. It became so intense that foreign troops had to march into the country for the new president to…

Syria’s renewed use of chemical weapons against its own people at the weekend is shameless and barbaric. Dozens of people in the remaining rebel-held suburbs of Damascus were suffocated by Saturday’s chemical attack on the Douma district. This is not the first time this has happened. Since the use of sarin at Khan al-Assal in…

In the past few months, there have been many reports of murders in the Gambia. The rate of murders is rising exponentially and there seems to be no solution in sight, as yet. The police investigations have not been as successful as expected. It is worrying that every now and then, we hear of people…