At this point of time when Sudan is going through troubled times, peace and restraint are key aspects and it is important that the country’s democratic transition takes place in a systematic and peaceful manner. As reflected in the well-meaning Twitter message by Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,
Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou was found not guilty in a political leaks case on Friday, a major legal victory for a politician facing a slew of lawsuits since leaving office.
The European Parliament filling the final top EU job on Wednesday elected an Italian social democrat as its new president.
When I found out that Kirstjen Nielsen was resigning as Homeland Security secretary, I posted this on Facebook:
The appointment of Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan Abdelrahman as the new head of Sudan’s transitional military council is a step in the right direction and one can now expect the country’s democratic transition to take place in a systematic and peaceful manner.
When Jair Bolsonaro became president of Brazil on January 1, the country’s indigenous peoples braced themselves for the worst. Bolsonaro had promised that not another centimetre of indigenous land would be protected under his leadership. He announced his intention to forcibly integrate indigenous peoples and said it was “a shame that the Brazilian cavalry wasn’t as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians”.
Shortly before he released the special counsel’s redacted report on Thursday, Attorney General William Barr announced the document said President Donald Trump’s campaign had not “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
The fierce loyalty Bernie Sanders inspires in his supporters is creating a dilemma for the Democratic Party. For a sliver of Sanders’ base, it’s Bernie or bust. They may detest President Donald Trump, but they didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton and they’re not sure they’ll back the Democratic nominee in 2020 if Sanders isn’t on the ballot. They’re willing do whatever it takes to push the party to adopt his ideas.
By the standard that made Richard Nixon the historic figure he is today – the only president ever to resign to avoid certain impeachment and conviction – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the Russian election interference and President Trump found no instantly dooming “smoking-gun” evidence.