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Unexploded bomb used as school bell

Workers with the Anti-Mine Network Rwenzori found teachers at a primary school in Kasese district using the mine as a bell.

They were banging it with a rock to call the 700 children at the school to classes or assembly, reports the Daily Monitor.

Wilson Bwambale, co-ordinator of the Anti-Mine Network Rwenzori, said teachers used the bomb in his presence to call students to order.

"It was a shock to us to find out that what the school was using as a bell was a bomb," he…

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Added by Hillary on July 10, 2011 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

THAILAND’S REDS REGAIN DOMINANCE

THAILAND’S REDS REGAIN DOMINANCE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Thailand’s Red Shirts are back in power, as the For Thai Party of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra won landslide victory in the latest parliamentary polls. Yingluck Shinawatra, younger sister of the deposed premier, won as premier, rendering her the first woman chief executive of modern Thailand.

 

The victory is a big slap on the faces of the traditional elites of…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 10, 2011 at 3:37am — No Comments

A Deep Rift Opens In Israel As The Coming Storm Approaches

It is big news that Meir Dagan, the former Director of the Mossad, has warned the people of Israel and the world that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are not to be trusted and that they will probably attack Iran in September. One of the chief aims of such an attack is to forestall Palestinian efforts at the UN in September to achieve state independence, and radically change the global conversation away from Palestine towards the reality of a world…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on July 9, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

AFRICA REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GLOBAL COORDINATING BODY OF GYAC VISIT LIBERIA

On July 6, 2011 the Africa’s Representative to the Global Coordinating Body (GCB) Mr. Warmbol visited another major institution in the fight against corruption in Liberia as part his mission to introduced GYAC and the Liberian Chapter to these institutions and also for the purpose of building partnership that could enhance the broader participation of youths in the process.

Visiting the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), the delegation was…

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Added by James Koryor on July 9, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments

INCREASE YOUTH DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION

A registered non-for-profit youth-led organization Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) attention has be drawn to failure of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) and the Ministry of Youth & Sports to empower youth-led organizations operating in the country.



Speaking at the organization office in Monrovia the Executive Director of COYPED, James Koryor stressed that there is no shortage of effective youth-led organizations in Liberia. There is however, a… Continue

Added by James Koryor on July 9, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

WOMEN, FAITH AND DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE, LIBERIA COLLABORATION CONVENES A THREE-DAY SESSION, FACILITATED BY IRCL

Women Faith and Development Alliance has finally endorsed the Women of Faith (WOF) of the Inter-religious Council of Liberia to facilitate and champion the ideals of the WFDA Liberia collaboration. The WOF convened a three-day session from July 5-7, 2011 under the theme “Strategic Planning with women as agent for positive change and Development”

The Convening held in the well-refurbished Training Room of the Ministry of Public Works on Lynch Street, Monrovia, Liberia brought together…

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Added by St John York on July 9, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Are "grass roots" moral, communal, or familial?

 

Is a person's participation in grassroots efforts initially influenced by individual factors, and later solidified by moral, communal, or familial foundations? Or, is it the other way around? First, let's take a look at one definition of the word grassroots. According to a most simplistic source, Wikipedia, grassroots is defined as:



-a movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) which is driven by the politics of a community. The term implies that…

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Added by Darren Bunton on July 9, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Building peace after independence in Sudan

Today the world will see the birth of a new country – the Republic of South Sudan. After two civil wars, a rocky six-year peace deal, and an almost unanimous referendum vote, Sudan is splitting in two. But as celebrations get under way in the capital Juba, fighting across the border in South Kordofan is casting a long shadow over the prospects for peace.…

Members of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) arrive at the rally in Juba, as South Sudan prepares for its independence.
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Added by Joel Gabri on July 9, 2011 at 7:35am — 9 Comments

G8 INROADS IN ARAB STATES: DEVELOPMENT OR SPIRAL DOWNFALLS?

G8 INROADS IN ARAB STATES: DEVELOPMENT OR SPIRAL DOWNFALLS?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Western powers, via the G8 headhammer nations, are re-charting development tracks for the Arab states. Such re-directions are being rushed, in light of the uprisings in the Arab region that threatens the very investments as well as the degree of continuing control and manipulation of the latter countries by Western financier oligarchs.

How far the G8 can…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 8, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Major challenges facing the Arab Spring

Rarely have the leaders of the Arab world — its rulers, opposition activists, intellectuals, economic planners, bankers, major businessmen — faced so many challenges as in this summer of 2011. Everything is changing before their eyes, both in Arab societies and in the world outside.

Among the host of bewildering problems, two stand out. The way these problems are tackled and resolved will affect the Arab world for decades to come. They demand careful reflection and bold…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on July 8, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

International Diplomacy Working Group Upcoming Webinars

Greetings!  Join us for our upcoming IDWG webinars!  See the attached document for information on the topics and dates.  Please feel free to forward this to others in the community that may be interested in joining us.  Email us if you are interested in sitting in on the webinars and which webinars you would like to join. 

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Added by Sharmon Monagan on July 8, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 07/08/2011

In this week’s PSR: Millennium Development 2011; Senegal riots; Foreign aid allowed into Somalia; Southern Sudan independence; Chilean education reform; Guatemala vigilante justice; Zeta leader arrested; Burma asylum; Hong Kong arrests; Food aid in North Korea; Thai Female PM; Dutch culpability in Srebrenica; Unity talks in Cyprus; Russian criminality; Serbia/Kosovo cooperation; Egyptian protests; Israel tensions after UN report; Bangladesh clashes;… Continue

Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on July 8, 2011 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

PhD Programme: Conflict Studies and Management Programme (CSMP)

Conflict Studies and Management Programme (CSMP) at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt – Scholarships for PhD Students

http://www.mladiinfo.com/2011/06/27/phd-in-conflict-studies-and-management-programme-germany/

In line with the special focus of a public policy school, the research programme at the Brandt School looks at conflict management with a…

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Added by Aleksandra Nesic on July 8, 2011 at 11:12am — 7 Comments

My Thesis... In 3 Minutes! (Mediation & Nonverbal Communication)

Well, most of 'loyal' readers know by know that I am doing a PhD on Nonverbal Communication. Have a look at my YouTube submission for Griffith University's "3 Minute Thesis Contest" in which each contestant has to describe their thesis for an academic audience in, you guessed it, only three minutes.

The three main concepts of my research, and described below, are Nonverbal Communication, Mediation, Semiotics,…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Burundi: from contested polls to increased insecurity by Landry Ninteretse

Every week in Burundi, some 20 people die in political killings. The hit rate is worst in Bujumbura-Rural, a province surrounding the capital city, where political violence and targeted assassinations have grown in the months since the disputed elections of 2010.…

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Added by Joel Gabri on July 8, 2011 at 5:53am — No Comments

Gangetic Dolphin , most threatened mammal.

Gangetic dolphin referred to as susu in some parts of the country . Ganges river dolphin one of the world's most threatened mammal are good from the banks of Chambal . There is very rare sighting of gangetic river dolphin in chambal river. Ganges dolphin are long -beaked ,stocky with rounded bellly and large flip pers. Their eyes lack lens and hence they are at times referred to as blind dolphin . Ganges and brahmaputra river system together have a a population of 1500-2000 dolphins . In… Continue

Added by Gaurav kashyap on July 8, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Could Peace Talks Ever End The Climate War?

Leo Hickman

The climate debate rages on without progress, but a ‘meeting of moderate minds’ might be the answer

Leo blog : A pro-peace activist holds up a peace symbol during a demonstration
A pro-peace activist holds up a peace symbol during a demonstration. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

We learned something last month many had long suspected: the US …

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Added by MasterPeace on July 8, 2011 at 1:16am — 2 Comments

Occidental Southasian!

On the way up

The Occidental Southasian July 2011

By Kanak Mani Dixit

altIf Southasian-ness is a sensibility, then anyone can be a Southasian. The requirement is having respect for the history of the Subcontinent and empathy for its people. You can be a native or a non-native. Of course it helps to be born in any one of the countries of the region, but you can also be a naturalised Southasian due to the empathy you develop for this region and its populace.

In contrast,… Continue

Added by Surya on July 7, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Crisis in South Kordofan. Fast option for international assistance

Crisis in South Kordofan

Fast option for international assistance



RATIONALE

The crisis in South Kordofan shows the limits of outside influence by the…

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Added by Joel Gabri on July 7, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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