All Blog Posts Tagged 'France' (18)

Pakistan 60 Second Film Festival Goes International

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on January 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

From Mali to Central African Republic: Is the Colonial Cop Back?

The recent decision by France to send over 800 soldiers to help stabilize the failed state of Central African Republic (CAR) and stop a transnational conflict is a laudable one. This decision reinforces a growing pattern in France foreign policy in Africa. In Cote d’Ivoire, France’s right-wing President Nicholas Sarkozy spearheaded the UN efforts to oust Laurent Gbagbo and instate Alasane Dramane Ouattara, the alleged winner of the presidential elections.…

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Added by Joseph N Sany on December 9, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Iran Agreement Sets Agenda for Talks Toward Larger Pact

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... March 3rd-10th, 2012.

  • The European Union pulled a TV ad from circulation and apologized after many considered it racist. The ad featured several non-Western martial artists who confront a white brunette (symbolizing Europe) with weaponry and ends with her surrounding them.
  • President Lukashenka of Belarus…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict… February 25th-March 3, 2012.

  • European Union leaders confirmed that Herman Van Rompuy will serve a second term as President of the European Council on Thursday. Van Rompuy has served as the President since December 2009.
  • A remote-controlled bomb injured 15 police officers and…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 3, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... February 11th-18th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 19, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... February 4th-11th, 2012.

  • Tens of thousands of people took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday to protest against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage internet surveillance.
  • Pro-Europe politician Sauli…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 12, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... December 11th-17th, 2011.

  • The EU is set to restrict the sale of the main active substances needed for lethal injections to the United States. By Friday, the export of sodium thiopental will only be possible with special permission.
  • French President Sarkozy said that there are now clearly “two Europes”…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 18, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... December 2nd-10th, 2011.

  • The top military commander in the US announced that he believes the eurozone is at great risk and warned that any breakup of the bloc could have serious consequences for the Pentagon. He warned of the potential for civil unrest after 26 of the 27 EU countries agreed to forge a tighter fiscal union.
  • On Sunday, opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 11, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Firebombed French Newspaper Charlie Hebdo a Victim of its Own Making

By Rob L. Wagner

A thug is a thug. And thugs who firebomb newspaper offices deserve the harshest punishment under the law. But do I sympathize with the editors of the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo when someone firebombed their offices after publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover?

No. The violence is inexcusable and the bombers must be brought to justice. But Charlie Hebdo hardly deserves victim status.

Do I believe…

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Added by Rob L. Wagner on November 5, 2011 at 4:08am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Remembering Ndeh Ntumuzah -African Freedom Fighter

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A former leader of liberation movement, the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon, Ndeh Ntumuzah was a freedom fighter who devoted his life to the struggle for African independence and emancipation. Horace Campbell pays tribute to a ‘remarkable…
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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 11, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments

France Banning the Burka: an affront to Liberté, Égalité and Fraternité

By Lucy Emmerson

 

A few days ago, France’s ban on the face-covering Islamic veil came into effect, and all I could think was ‘what they hell were they thinking?’ 

 

Personally, I abhor the veil, believing it dehumanises its wearers, denying not only their femininity, but their very…

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Added by MasterPeace on April 17, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 23rd-29th, 2010.

World

  • Vincenc Fisas of the School for a Culture of Peace released his report on the progress of peace processes in the third quarter of 2010. Sudan, Chad, the Western Sahara, Myanmar talks with the NLD, China-Tibet talks, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Yemen were all listed as progressing poorly in their respective peace…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 16th-22nd, 2010.

World

  • Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they did a decade ago? The UNFPA's 2010 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday attempted to answer this question inconclusively. The report suggests taking a broader look at the relationships between women and conflict, paying special attention to the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 22, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… September 25th-October 1st, 2010

For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 25th- October 1st, 2010, visit http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/10/02/this-week-in-conflict-september-25th-october-1st-2010/.


Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... September 17th-24th, 2010.

For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 17th-24th, 2010, visit http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/09/25/this-week-in-conflict-september-17th-24th-2010/.

Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 24, 2010 at 5:25pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… September 11- 17th, 2010

World

  • The UN will be having its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York city from the 20th to the 22nd of September. They are looking to accelerate the progress towards the MDGs by 2015, review successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities to lead to more “concrete strategies of action”.
  • A new…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 17, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

NERO SARKOZY EXPELS GYPSIES: PRELUDE TO BONAPARTIST EUROPE?

NERO SARKOZY EXPELS GYPSIES: PRELUDE TO BONAPARTIST EUROPE?


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good Day and goodwill to you fellow global citizens!


It is now September as I write this piece. September is the end of summer up North, while here in the tropics it is another month of monsoon rains and powerful typhoons.


Well, in France it is summer for the legitimate scions of the Republic and…
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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 6, 2010 at 2:28am — No Comments

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