Strong Russian influence and an increasingly paranoid and controlling government, amid the ever spreading tentacles of the Internet, make for a difficult life for netizens in Belarus.
“The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world,” Julius Nyerere reportedly said. Watch their tale unfold – and how it relates to Botswana’s statehood – in “A United Kingdom,” playing at Leipzig cinemas.
Empires don’t fall by peripheries breaking away; their downfall comes when the core melts.
The UBI experiment in Finland shows the point of such a program: providing long-term (theoretically, forever), but modest financial aid to all citizens regardless of who they are.
For those over 35, the memories of the Troubles are still strong and poignant enough to consider the issue a most serious one.
A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.