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Germany has taken over the EU rotating presidency for the next 6 months. This comes at a time when there is widespread feeling that the US is stepping away from global leadership.

Analysts point to the US withdrawal from ‘compulsory commitment’ to international treaties and norms under President Donald Trump-who sees the United States as its own continent. The global Covid-19 pandemic is also an existential issue at this point.

It is in this backdrop that Shada Islam, a Brussels-based commentator on EU affairs and CEO of New Horizons project, a strategy, analysis and advisory company has called on Germany to take up leadership in all the areas the US is stepping away from.

She also provides a strategic plan of action. In it she lists 4 points of action which she argues will give Germany new leadership-in EU and the world.

For instance she said;

Third, Europe must re-imagine its outdated relationship with Africa, learn from past mistakes and finally give up old-fashioned Eurocentric and paternalistic views of Africa as a junior partner needing Europe’s guidance.

New EU efforts to build “a partnership of equals” with African states will fall flat unless backed up by investment, support for the African Continental Free Trade Area and stronger ties between European and African local and regional authorities, business leaders, civil society, female groups, young professionals and students.

Read the whole thing.

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I just wonder what his friend The Donald thinks of it. Does President Trump see Kanye West as a strategic partner or as a rival?

Does Trump feel betrayed with Kanye’s emergence, or is he secretly elated? Did Kanye West inform Trump before making the fateful tweet?


President Trump Welcomes Healthcare Warriors To White House (Photo)

In the age of coronavirus, countries have to consider healthcare workers as part of their defence forces. This is in addition to the regular armed forces – Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.

Whether coronavirus is a biological virus that emerged from a bat or whether it is a biological weapon planted to make China look bad, it is what it is, a powerful army that nuclear bombs are useless against.

Today, US President, Donald Trump hosted some healthcare warriors on the occasion of the US Nursing Day.

We call on the countries and Peoples of the world to join hands in appreciating healthworkers.

These people are working tirelessly these days, and it isn’t easy at all.

Health workers, keep up the great job of trying your best to save humanity.


Why is coronavirus wreaking havoc in US Afro American areas?

Other cities with large black populations, including Detroit, Milwaukee, New Orleans and New York, have become coronavirus hotspots.

There should be no deliberate neglect of US Afro American areas. US Afro Americans should increase social distancing efforts, as there are reports it isn’t being observed in some areas.

We can get there by isolating the disease. Cheers.


Coronavirus In The USA: The 3 Biggest Needs!

A doctor speaking to CNN suggested the US needs 3 things most:

  1. New test kits and centres
  2. More ventilators
  3. More protective equipment for doctors.

One doctor said she knows she will eventually get coronavirus because she has not been provided with adequate protective gear.

US citizens should call their Congressman to ask for a law making these things available in close cooperation with the Trump Administration.

I also think if other countries can take these 3 needs as top priorities, we will have more muscle in fighting and subduing coronavirus.