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National development and the armed forces

Random thoughts In some of my previous columns I had suggested that the army take an active, practical part in the development of the country. Peace and law and order…

Media And The Armed Forces

Media and the armed forces

The new way of making war, the projection of “soft power,” is cynical in that it involves millions of people in the persuasion effort. The lords of this new media…

Armed with drones, Turkey explores African arms sales

Armed with battle-tested drones, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been deepening defence ties with African countries ahead of a major gathering of the continent’s leaders in Istanbul. The two-day…

Neocolonial agenda in retreat

Following its victory in World War II, the US-led West, taking advantage of its overwhelming economic and military power, founded a new world order aimed at establishing its global hegemony…

Some key budgetary magnitudes

The Federal Budget for 2024-25 has been examined by the Parliament and following some amendments it has been implemented from the 1st of July for the whole year of 2024-25.…

Telco to tech: the shift in education

A generation ago, Matric students going into higher secondary school (FA/FSc) were faced with a simple and stark choice: take up the pre-medical track in the hopes of being admitted…