Articles by: Nizar K Visram

How Israel’s hasbara went belly-up in the face of global protest

How Israel’s hasbara went belly-up in the face of global protest

FOR 11 days in May this year, the world watched in horror as Israel’s missile onslaught on the civilians of Gaza went into full swing. According to the WHO, this latest barrage on the strip resulted in the killing of 278, including 66 children, 39 women and 17 elderly people, wounding 9,000. Nearly 17,000 residential and commercial units were smashed, displacing[Read More…]

by 28/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Palestine
Debunking Biden’s foreign policy“reset”

Debunking Biden’s foreign policy“reset”

DURING his first week in office, US President Joe Biden signed at least 44 executive actions, orders, proclamations and memorandums. He rejoined the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Paris climate agreement, and repealed the Trump administration’s ban on travellers from Muslim-majority and African countries, including Libya, Somalia, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Biden extended relief on federal student loan[Read More…]

by 25/02/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Election in Tanzania: The Battle of Neo-liberal agendas

Election in Tanzania: The Battle of Neo-liberal agendas

TANZANIA will be going to the polls on 28 October 2020 to elect the president, national assembly and local councillors. The semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar is, in addition, to elect its president and house of representatives. From a population of 55 million over 30 million are registered to vote at more than 80,000 polling stations. Some 15 presidential contenders have[Read More…]

by 12/10/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Abiy Ahmed: Nobel Peace laureate who faces unrest at home

Abiy Ahmed: Nobel Peace laureate who faces unrest at home

When the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, was in Oslo for the award ceremony, eyebrows were raised when he declined to attend any event where he would be asked questions in public. Organizers expected him to meet the international press in keeping with the Nobel tradition, but his spokeswoman cited “pressing domestic issues” and his[Read More…]

by 23/01/2020 1 comment World
If North Korea Didn’t Exist US Would Have Invented It

If North Korea Didn’t Exist US Would Have Invented It

  In its latest move early June 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by the United States to expand the scope of sanctions against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its latest missile tests. Prior to this the UNSC slapped the North Korea with six rounds of sanctions, but Washington and its allies[Read More…]

by 22/06/2017 1 comment World
Western Sahara: An albatross On African Union’s Conscience

Western Sahara: An albatross On African Union’s Conscience

  AT the 28th Summit meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa on 30 January 2017, Morocco’s readmission to the continental body generated heated discussion. At the end of the day the Kingdom of Morocco managed to win over sufficient member states on its side and it was allowed to join the fold unconditionally. Morocco left the[Read More…]

by 18/02/2017 1 comment World