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Corruption rife in Togo presidential elections

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By Francois Sennesael, Lomé I spent the last month in Togo filming a short documentary with my colleague and friend, Aymeric Lafineur. During our time in the African state we observed their presidential elections in which Faure Gnassingbe was re-elected for his third straight term in office. We uncovered how outside the capital, Lomé, the election […]

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LET US KNOW: Should certain information be “classified”?

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 By Matthew Hill Security of “top secret” information – or, perhaps, the lack of it – has been dominating the international headlines recently. First we had the WikiLeaks scandal, featuring Julian Assange – the Australian computer programmer who brought “classified” government information before the public; then came the furore over Edward Snowden, who released CIA […]

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A detailed analysis of Togo ahead of this July’s presidential election

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Can the sparrowhawk take flight? With presidential elections set for this July, François Sennesael looks at the current president, the opposition’s forces, and the birth of the so-called UPO’s (Unidentified Political Objects) in Togo. Togo is undoubtedly one of the most underestimated and unknown countries on the African continent. And rightly so: stuck between Ghana and Benin with […]

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Is the EU summit set for success?

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By Jago Kosolosky Heads of state and governments of the European Union member states gather today (June 27th, 2013) and tomorrow in Brussels for a EU summit which is said to focus on economic policy. However, much more is at stake at the gathering that unfortunately might end with a whimper instead of a bang. […]

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Meet Amelia Andersdotter: the youngest member of the European Parliament who is tackling how we organize our digital society

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By Jago Kosolosky and Pieter Van Nuffel This interview was previously published online at Schamper (http://www.schamper.ugent.be/2013-online/in-de-sofa-met-amelia-andersdotter), the student magazine of Ghent University in Belgium. The interview was conducted in cooperation with Vermeylenfonds, a Flemish socio-cultural organization (http://www.vermeylenfonds.be/). ________________________________________________ Amelia Andersdotter (25), you are the youngest member of the European Parliament. What is the message you […]

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What do American college students have to say about politics in their country?

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By Jago Kosolosky January 21 saw the inauguration of Barack Obama. For #4moreyears Barack Hussein Obama II will lead the United States of America. This made World News Today wonder: What do American youngsters have to say about the campaign and their president?  College students from all over the country, that studied in the political capital […]

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Is Donald Trump’s twitter a parody?

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By Simon Farnsworth and Alex Jones Is Donald Trump’s twitter a parody? It’s a question we’ve all asked when any one of his gibberish tweets enters the twittersphere. How can a man, who has over 1.8m followers on twitter and is reportedly worth $7bn, tweet like an uninformed, unintelligent, half-wit? You may think I’m a […]

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What’s next for Obama and America?

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World News Today reporter Jago Kosolosky, in Washington D.C., looks at what we can expect from Barack Obama’s second term as President of the United States of America. Two in a row Let it be clear that Obama’s re-election will have effects both inside and outside of the country. Internally, especially in equality, a more progressive […]

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The US Election explained

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By Simon Farnsworth Here’s the US Election system explained: Voters don’t vote directly for the President, they pick electors in an Electoral College. There is a total of 538 Electoral College votes amongst the 50 states. To be elected, a Presidential candidate must win 270 or more of the Electoral College votes. A tie favours […]

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A note to America: Who the world would vote for in the US elections

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Dear America, Here’s a little note from the rest of the world ahead of today’s elections. Looking at the election from foreign shores, I don’t see how on Earth anyone could see Romney as a good candidate. Here is a man who couldn’t care less about the average American. He will simply help protect the […]

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