Not if Russian President Vladimir Putin can help it!
But can he help it? Authoritarian rulers elsewhere have tried to prevent democratic revolution against them. Some have done this successfully – often for a long period of time – but have eventually succumbed. Other authoritarian regimes, by contrast, have managed to face down any and all opposition, and remain firmly in charge.
Tomas Mega, U.S. correspondent
Liberals thought the re-election of a Democratic President, a U.S. Senate majority and increasing Democratic numbers in the U.S. House of Representatives all meant good things for the rights of American women.
The song of Pan-Africanism cannot be sung in today’s Africa the same way as it was half a century ago
Eyob Balcha, special to Addis Standard
Think about a young African in the late 1950s or in the 1960s on the streets of Algiers, Accra or Arusha. You will get a characteristic picture of a youth-hood that hardly escapes from the ideals and debates of freedom and independence, and from the categorical distinction of Socialism/Marxism vs. Capitalism/Imperialism. The widespread grass root social movements for noble ideas of social justice and equality would also have high probability of enlightening the youth’s perspective.