Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the defunct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was easily one of the most impactful rulers, even beyond his country, that the world ever produced.
So, the curtain is drawn on the life and times of Mikhail Gorbachev, the colossus who tore off the masks from faces of a great many fellow human beings across the globe and brought down the proverbial iron curtain that separated the Eastern Europe...
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the last leader of the former Soviet Union, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, as “a courageous reformer who will be remembered for years to come because of his immeasurable contributions to world peace and openness in his own once rigidly closed society.”
For some he brought winds of change that could have paved the way for a better Russia, for others economic hardship and bitterness. But despite his controversial legacy, many Russians on Wednesday agreed that Mikhail Gorbachev, who has died at the age of 91, was a key figure in the country's history. Gorbachev was in…
Mikhail Gorbachev, who changed the course of history by triggering the demise of the Soviet Union and was one of the great figures of the 20th century, died in Moscow aged 91.
27 Jan 2019
Senior NATO and Russian officials failed to make a breakthrough Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre of a renewed arms race in Europe. Western capitals allege that Russia's latest generation of medium-range missiles breach the terms of the Cold War era INF treaty, and put European cities at…
20 Nov 2018
Until we groom good people for elective office, people who are selfless, driven by a sense of mission, folks who understand the importance of urgency for change, belief in community, do not wear their opinion on their sleeve, avoid flagging religious views in favour of egalitarianism and to stop putting their snout in the trough…
26 Nov 2016
The death of Cuba's Fidel Castro brought praise Saturday from some world leaders who remembered him as a friend and ally, but was greeted with celebrations in Miami.