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THE STATE OF HARD AND SOFT POWER POLITICAL RULE IN CONTEMPORARY FOREIGN POLICIES AND GLOBAL CRISES

THE STATE OF HARD AND SOFT POWER POLITICAL RULE IN CONTEMPORARY FOREIGN POLICIES AND GLOBAL CRISES

By Samson C. Agbelengor

Not every raining that crops grow;some are weak to absorb. By: Bisaso Richard

[When political power is hard, it destroys without mercy but when political power is soft it delays the solution. The world of man is in grave crises and what we need is perhaps a moderate political power that will put the feeble civilian first before an execution. We are all affected by the politics around us and no one can claim not to care about it because if you decide not to care, then those who decide to care will conclude the decisions that will affect your carelessness and political folly. ─S.C. Agbelengor]
INTRODUCTION
The politics of this world has been influenced greatly by several ancient empires since the day the first man stepped foot on this earth. Men have lived as hunters and gatherers, foragers, nomads, agriculturalist, feudalist, industrialist and now an age dominated by high tech science and technology.

Odinga vows to fight Kenya election results

Odinga vows to fight Kenya election results

Los Angeles Times, 10 March 2013

NAIROBI, Kenya — After a hard-fought presidential campaign, this strategic East African country is trying to avoid a recurrence of tribal violence that killed more than 1,000 people after its last election, violence its new president-elect stands accused of helping to incite.Kenya's independent election commission Saturday pronounced Uhuru Kenyatta the winner with 50.07% of the vote. His main challenger, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, refused to concede, citing what he called widespread fraud and irregularities.

Mali conflict: French troops 'dismantle al-Qaeda base'

 Mali conflict: French troops 'dismantle al-Qaeda base'

BBC, 9 March 2013

A major al-Qaeda base has been dismantled by French forces in the remote mountains of northern Mali, France's defence minister has said.Jean-Yves Le Drian said a "very impressive" arsenal of weapons had been recovered from the site, called Ametetai, in the Ifoghas mountains.He also said a French national fighting with the militants had been captured.

Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms

Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms

by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) Feb 13, 2013

Russia said Wednesday it was delivering military hardware and light weapons to the governments of Syria and Mali as it expands sales and maintains its footing in some of the world's deadliest conflicts.

Malians Fear Return of Islamists

Malians Fear Return of Islamists

 

 

By Mathieu von Rohr and Thilo Thielke

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan

12 February 2013

The French have successfully liberated Timbuktu, but they also intend to withdraw soon. Locals are now sharing their stories about the period of brutal Islamist control, but also their worries that the reign of terror could soon return.

Tunisia's double blow: political assassination, government dissolution

Tunisia's double blow: political assassination, government dissolution

 

Christian Science Monitor, 6 February 2013

Tunisia has weathered riots, political squabbling, and economic crisis since protests toppled its former dictator two years ago, kickstarting the Arab uprisings. Today, this fledgling democracy suffered a new blow: its first murder of a political leader, which prompted the prime minister to dissolve his government.It’s not clear who gunned down Chokri Belaid, an opposition politician and fierce government critic, or why. But his death highlights both the fragile security and fraught political climate in Tunisia, where leaders and citizens alike are still getting the hang of democratic rule.

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