Thanks to the Legal and Governance Affairs Committee, now this proviso has been amended and the maximum period of retention has been made just a year. But, it is still pity that the drafters – or re-drafters, failed to provide the minimum period of retention which would have been equally important, writes Kinfe Micheal Yilma.
In spite of his legendary fame and success, Muhammad Ali never swayed from his faith deeply rooted in compassion for people irrespective of their race, faith, gender and class, writes Sharmin Ahmad.
The backlash against globalization has been with us for two decades. In the late twentieth century, it looked as if the world was moving toward convergence, with people everywhere consuming the same products, writes Harold James.
Governments have allowed globalization to outpace them, and have permitted a small group of very wealthy individuals to flout the rule of law. If nothing is done to improve global governance, democracy itself could come under threat, writes Ngaire Woods.
Leadership involves the use of power, and, as Lord Acton famously warned, power corrupts. And yet leaders without power – the ability to cause others to do what we want – cannot lead, writes Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
The migration crisis in Europe has thrust Eritrea under the spotlight. Last year, more people fled to Europe from this small, secretive nation than from any other African country. The BBC's Mary Harper has gained rare access.