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Why US is allergic to peace between the Koreans – Owei Lakemfa

THE 2018 Winter Olympic Games kicked off today, February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. With an estimated four billion viewers across the globe, it carries the significance of  North and South Korea uniting and marching under a common flag, and having a unified Women Ice Hockey team. The specially chosen theme of the Games is Peace, and it emphasises the  clear possibilities of peace and unification of a homogeneous people split now for 73 years, not because they wanted it, but because the super powers simply decided to use them to play Ping-Pong.

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Africa, My Africa – Owei Lakemfa

AFRICAN leaders gathered January 28, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia against the back drop of that country’s decision to free 2,345 Oromo  political prisoners. Another setting would have been a reaction to the vulgar remarks of United States  President Donald Trump who suffers from a diarrhea of the mouth.  The American Twitter-in-Chief had called some countries including African ones, “shitholes”.

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Pakistan: Victim and ally of terrorism – Owei Lakemfa

GIVEN its painful birth, wars with India, support for terror groups in the Kashmir, role in the anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan, and reluctance to declare war on its brand of the Taliban, it is  easy to hang  a tag of terrorism around the neck of Pakistan.  So when  the United States, one of its best known allies accused it of sponsoring international  terrorism, virtually no country was willing to defend it or come to its aid.

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The politics of fuel price increase

The price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, or fuel is ever on the increase in our oil-soaked country. But it has its own logic which is usually wrapped in layers of deceit. It has become an endless  political game. General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida who ruled for eight years, has been the most gifted of the players while Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan who has had the shortest reign (82 days) has been the most inept.

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The day the US departs the UN – Owei Lakemfa

WHEN I was in the Governing Body of the United Nations International Labour Organisation, ILO, representing African workers, I made a checklist of countries and their ratification of International Labour Conventions. I discovered that Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa have some of the best Labour laws in the world. In contrast, that the United States, US, the supposed citadel of freedom and democracy, has disdain for basic Labour rights and conventions.

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