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Sudan Briefing: 17 January 2010

Following South Sudan's referendum on independence, Insight on Conflict will be producing a weekly round-up of the news. To subscribe to receive the updates via email, please contact or complete the form below.

News round-up:

  • South Sudan’s week long referendum on independence finished on Saturday, and counting has now begun. Aside from fighting in Abyei, and some pre-referendum violence in…

Added by Joel Gabri on January 17, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Reflection Tips For Mediatiors, Coaches & Ombudsman

After reading Alex Yaroslavsky's recent blog post titled "The Value of Language," I thought about reflection and debriefing. It is something I think is very valuable and is critical…

Added by Jeff Thompson on January 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

My European Family: The Journey from Refugee Camp in Africa to International Student in Europe

 This is a memoir of my life experiences during the last ten years. It is a story of my journey from Osire refugee camp in Namibia to Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) as an international…


Added by Dr Francisco Ngongo on January 17, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Asian bourses continue to perform excellently, and the Philippines is a contributor to this bullish trend. In the past year, there were some junctures when the bourses did dip a bit, but never too dip as not to be able to surge back ahead. The bourses reflect the optimal growth patterns in Asia and are bound to replicate the feat in 2011.


By the start of 2010, I was of the opinion that the Philippine stock exchange will trade very…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 16, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

sport and benfits for society

you can read my paper Crime and Sport Participation Evidence from Italian Regions over the period 1997-2003.



it is comprehensive reasoning about potential in sports for benefiting societies.

Added by raul on January 16, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments


I love you my brother,

Even if you massacre many a brother!

Let's not argue about religion

And bruise ourselves with truncheon;

We are all from the… Continue

Added by Adonai Dgodz on January 16, 2011 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

To the Tyrants of the Arab world...

The Tunisian uprising, which succeeded in toppling Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the Tunisian president, has brought down the walls of fear, erected by repression and marginalisation, thus restoring the Arab peoples' faith in their ability to demand social justice and end tyranny.

It is a warning to all leaders, whether supported by international or regional powers, that they are no longer immune to popular outcries of fury.


A model of…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Individual interests and needs are source of conflicts.

Most conflicts and wars arise as a result of political injustices emerging from marginalization, oppression, religion and race inequality and prejudice against a particular group or section of the society.


If we analyse the responsibility of the government in place, one should believe that every individual participating in the government has interests and a role to play. The first individual interests are basic needs and having a family. If this needs are met, then the…


Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on January 15, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... January 8th-14th, 2011

Hello all! Hope everything is well with you!

As always, just a reminder that if you have any information about conflicts (or efforts towards peace) happening each week, I would love your feedback and inclusions. As the weekly conflict update is done on a volunteer basis, I cannot independently verify all reported stories. Therefore my scope is limited to what is found in outside news sources. If you disagree with any of the information provided, or have any stories to…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 15, 2011 at 3:06pm — 6 Comments

Somaliland: Similarities With Southern Sudan.

by Ahmed Kheyre, January 13, 2011

The plebiscite in Southern Sudan has captured the imagination of many Africans and many more across the globe. After decades of strife, the people of Southern Sudan recently voted on their future aspirations. Although the voting process has not been completed, there is a general consensus that the people of Southern Sudan have voted to part ways with Sudan.

The Southern Sudan vote has caught the imagination of many people, not least the… Continue

Added by Mohamed H. Osman on January 15, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

The Last Days of the Jewish State

Left Israeli MK Nitzan Horowitz, a member of Mertz Party, disclosed the new suggestions made by the McCarthyite Knesset Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Organizations.

According to Horowitz, the commission is now considering the following measures:

  • New bills and regulations restricting the entry to Israel of anyone who may be affiliated with left activity. This may take place without the need for court.
  • Putting an end to foreign citizens status, including…

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 14, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Lessons from a Decade of Online Social Networking, How to Build a high impact site, Tech Change Interview with Dr. Zelizer

Earlier this month I sat down with Dr. Craig Zelizer, Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution MA Program at Georgetown University and TechChange Advisor, to talk about the online professional network that he created in 2008 called the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN). PCDN has grown to over 16,000 members, 250,000 hits a month and is one of the most well respected and utilized sites in the field of peace and…


Added by TechChange on January 14, 2011 at 6:33pm — 14 Comments


Together we live, but with bitter venom

As mice and and cats without a minute shalom!

Massacring ourselves in great magnitude

Ourselves! Simply ourselves in gory attitude,

Mass massacre in Plateau does not stop;

The blood of our brethren which we do pop,

The religious killing and shedding of blood

That… Continue

Added by Adonai Dgodz on January 14, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments

A New Approach to Ending and Preventing Wars – Women Mediators - Inclusive Security Media Advisory

We hope the events and mediators we have assembled may be of interest.

Updated Media Advisory Jan. 14, 2011


Jonathan Talbot, 202-403-2016 / 202-997-4744 or

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A New Approach to Ending and Preventing Wars – Women Mediators

WHAT: Experienced women mediators from around the world are in the United States to call…


Added by Inclusive Security on January 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

IPSI Peace & Security Report - 01/14/2011

IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to keep busy students, academics, advocates, and practitioners in the conflict management community briefed on pertinent global news, events, and trends. Meticulously researched and written by IPSI, the PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines each Friday and gain a greater understanding of the week's global events.…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on January 14, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Why Pentagon Says MLK Would Love War Today

According to the Pentagon's lawyer, Martin Luther King Jr., if alive today, would view the US war on Afghanistan as both the act of a Good Samaritan and as necessary self-defense.

Jeh C. Johnson, the "Defense" Department's general counsel, said, on the one hand:

"I believe that if Dr. King were alive today, he would recognize that we live in a complicated world, and that our nation's…


Added by David Swanson on January 14, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase

Ian MacIntosh's thoughtful blog on symbolic gestures of reconciliation prompts me to add a second line of inquiry that is related but different: How to assist nations where there has been serious internal wrong doing on a broad scale (many killings by a wide variety of actors) as part of a power struggle or ethnic conflict) 20-30… Continue

Added by Ron Kraybill on January 14, 2011 at 5:12am — 11 Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza                                                       


Magandang araw sa kapamilyang global! Good day to fellow global citizens!


For three decades already, I have been echoing a prognostication that was already current stock within sociology, about the ‘decline of the west’. Let me return to the same theme, as the rapid decline of the West and the fast rise of Asia is now a reality of the current historical…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 14, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Let me continue with the reflections on my beloved Philippines’ economy. This effort is often part of my self-accepted duties to update myself and my compatriots about the state of the Philippine economy at the start of every year.


Just a week ago, I came across an article writ by one of the stock market columnists in the Philippine Daily Inquirer of PDI, that re-echoed an emerging perception in the international business…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 14, 2011 at 3:03am — No Comments

à Grande e à Brasileira



“O sol brilha para todos e desconheço a cláusula do testamento de Adão que dividiu o mundo entre portugueses e espanhóis “, assim reagiu o Rei da França Francisco I ao Tratado de Tordesilhas de 7 de Junho 1494, que garantia a posse das terras do então chamado ‘Novo Mundo ́, a Portugal e…


Added by 10pt - Criação Lusófona on January 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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