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Neutralize Al-Shabab by supporting Somalia

Neutralize Al-Shabab by supporting Somalia

Al-Shabab’s assault on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, exemplifies the behavior of a cornered animal — it lashes out when threatened. The tragic paradox of last week’s attack is that…

In Westgate, Al-Shabaab fought the wrong war, suffered the right defeat

In Westgate, Al-Shabaab fought the wrong war, suffered the right defeat

Mshale Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece by Charles Onyango-Obbo of Kenya’s Nation Newspaper group. Al-Shabaab terrorists who attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, which claimed the lives…

March on Washington: Banks, business and local government are new enforcers of racism

March on Washington: Banks, business and local government are new enforcers of racism

Today August 28, 2013 is the 50 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “I have a Dear Speech”. Nobody can deny the concrete progress of African Americans and other…

Chinua Achebe’s legacy and the Need for more African voices in U.S.-Africa policy dialogues

Chinua Achebe’s legacy and the Need for more African voices in U.S.-Africa policy dialogues

Chinua Achebe died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at a Boston hospital Chinua Achebe, the literary giant from Nigeria, passed away last Thursday. In his various writings, Achebe challenged the then…

Majority of immigrants turned over to ICE are non-criminals

Majority of immigrants turned over to ICE are non-criminals

By Reshma Shamasunder This week, a new report dealt what may be the greatest blow yet to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s strained credibility over its deportation practices. The report, authored…

An attempt at suppressing the Kenyan Diaspora vote

My initial reaction to Kenya’s Justice Minister and Sabatia Member of Parliament Eugene Wamalwa’s proclamation that the diaspora vote will be excluded from the ballot was muted disappointment then reluctant…

Shell Oil presses Supreme Court to deprive torture victims of justice

WASHINGTON – Will victims of distant genocides and crimes against humanity be allowed to continue using U. S. courts to seek justice against their persecutors, as well as the individuals…

Mshale Editorial: An important election

It has been said before elsewhere and by us ad nausea every election that comes around that it is the most important one of our lifetime, that it has become…

Obama’s trump card: The black vote

Obama’s trump card: The black vote

That black voters will again give President Obama a sky-high percentage of their vote in 2012 was never in doubt. What is in doubt is how many will make up…

Yayne Abeba reflects on September 11 aftermath

Yayne Abeba reflects on September 11 aftermath

Yayne Abeba is an Ethiopian American commentator and comedian.

Obama’s Freedom Riders

Obama’s Freedom Riders

Fifty years ago this summer, hundreds of young people organized, rode buses into the deep South and got arrested for challenging Jim Crow segregation in inter-state transit. They were beaten,…