by Henry Munangatire HARARE – Zimbabwe was once Africa’s rising star. Boasting robust human capital, considerable natural-resource wealth, and modern infrastructure, it was the continent’s leading producer of crops such as maize, wheat, and soybeans. Agricultural exports earned it the…
Development to continue without political consideration, says PM
Dhaka, Feb 16 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government never takes into consideration who voted for Awami League or who did not while unleashing development in the country.
AL using Liberation War as political tool: BNP
Dhaka, Dec 17 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that the government is using the Liberation War as a political tool to make political gains.
BNP finds political motive behind the Razakar (collaborator) list
Dhaka, Dec 16 – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that the government has made the list of Razakars with a political motive.
Ban seeks political solution to Rohingya crisis
Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called for political solution to the Rohingya crisis allowing them to return to their places of origin in Rakhine state “freely and safely”.
Is it time to ban political advertising on Facebook?
by Karin Pettersson on 15th October 2019 @AB_Karin Karin Pettersson argues that ‘free speech’ is not a licence for politicians relying on rage to lie, and for such lies to be amplified by ‘social media’.
Is civil society arguing itself out of political space?
By Felix Dodds New York, Jul 29 2019 (IPS) – As some of you will know I have a new book out Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear. (other contributors to the book were: Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Carolina…
Dangerous hot climate, simmering political tensions: UN
1 August 2019, Climate Change Global warming and rising political tensions are dangerous and avoidable, Secretary-General António Gutierres told reports on Thursday, previewing the UN’s upcoming Climate Action Summit, and spotlighting geopolitical hotspots.
SDGs: High-level Pol Forum 2019 underpins accelerated action
The global response to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has not been ambitious enough, and a renewed commitment and accelerated action is needed to deliver the SDGs in time. This was the key message from the 2019 High-level Political…
Chittagong Jubo Dal man stabbed to death by political rival
Chattogram, May 17 – An activist of opposition BNP associate Judo Dal was stabbed to death allegedly by the activists of local Awami League over previous enmity at East Muradpur Delipara in Sitakunda Upazila early Friday. The deceased was identified…
Moudud Ahmed hospitalised
BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed has been hospitalised on Thursday with chest pain and cold-related ailments.He was admitted to Apollo hospital in the capital at 11:30 am.Mohammad Abdullah is staying with Moudud Ahmed at the hospital. Moudud Ahmed felt…
Govt. is creating obstacles to dismiss party council: BNP
STAFF REPORTER BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan yesterday alleged that they cannot hold party’s council due to government obstruction.
PM’s special envoy Ershad wants govt to apologise
Voicing his utter frustration over the recent spate of child repression, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Thursday said the government should apologise to the nation over a baby being shot in her mother’s womb during a clash between two…