Africa This Month: Global Economic Slowdown Afflicts Africa

January 31, 2016

The IMF predicts lower growth rates for Africa because of lower commodity prices and higher borrowing costs. Africa is the birthplace of humanity and the continent with the oldest history. Yet it is the youngest continent still seeking its tryst with destiny. Africa’s storied narrative is as...

The World This Week: Israeli Settlers and Turkey’s New War

August 01, 2015

Just as Mill believed that Indians did not deserve liberty, most affluent nations believe that Palestinians do not have the same rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Few remember that John Stuart Mill, the author of On Liberty, worked for the British East India Company from 1823...

How Women Are Bearing the Brunt of the Ebola Epidemic

October 16, 2014

Three-quarters of Ebola victims are women, with caretakers especially at risk. The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record is sweeping West Africa, with over 3,400 lives claimed already. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 20,000 additional cases will be reported by November. And women...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

August 31, 2014

We invite you to comment, write an article or send us a video on any issue that matters to you. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has led to large protests. He was an unarmed black man shot dead by a white police officer. The shooting brought to the forefront the...