US ‘era of patience with N’Korea over’

  US Vice-President Mike Pence has said his country’s “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over. Pence made the remarks at the demilitarised zone (DMZ), the area dividing the two Koreas, during a visit to South Korea to reaffirm ties. His visit comes amid escalated tensions on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US. He arrived in Seoul on Sunday hours after North Korea carried out a failed missile launch. On Monday, the US and South Korea launched a joint air force military…

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US ‘era of patience with N’Korea over’

  US Vice-President Mike Pence has said his country’s “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over. Pence made the remarks at the demilitarised zone (DMZ), the area dividing the two Koreas, during a visit to South Korea to reaffirm ties. His visit comes amid escalated tensions on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US. He arrived in Seoul on Sunday hours after North Korea carried out a failed missile launch. On Monday, the US and South Korea launched a joint air force military…

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ZTA’s chief executive, Kaseke, bags honorary doctorate award

The Commonwealth University in collaboration with London Graduate School has conferred on the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Executive, Mr. Karigoka Kaseke, Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration. This is in recognition of Kaseke’s exceptional contribution to tourism in Zimbabwe, Africa and the world. The convocation ceremony was held recently in Dubai (UAE). The institution noted that: “The Honorary Doctorate Degree Award of the Commonwealth is a unique award that is especially reserved for personalities who have distinguished themselves in society through service, selflessness and other outstanding contributions through which the…

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‘Nigerians should expect rising suicide’

Against the increasing rate of suicide and suicide attempts being recorded in Nigeria, a Professor of Sociology at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Wahab Elias, has said except urgent intervention is made by the government to mitigate the biting impacts of the socio-economic crisis on the people, more Nigerians will choose the suicide option. Elias, who described the development as a form of protest killing, said historically, suicide becomes common when society is building towards revolution. The sociologist, who explained this while delivering the university’s 60th inaugural lecture, said…

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Promoting theatre growth through criticism

What impact can theatre criticism make on politics? What are the values of the politics in the theatre? Indeed, how does documentation policy affect the theatre critic? And, is theory an accessible tool for the theatre critic? These are among questions that were brought to the fore at the recently concluded conference of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) in Nigeria, which was on the theme: ‘Theatre, Criticism and Politics – Where Are the Limits?’ The conference, which brought together theatre critics in the media and the academia world…

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