All Blog Posts Tagged 'South' (104)

This Week in African Conflict... January 23rd-31st, 2012.

  • The African Union summit in Addis Ababa ended in deadlock after the group failed to chose a new chairman for the executive commission. A new election was then scheduled to be held in June or July, though they managed to elect President Boni Yayi of Benin as the new…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 31, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 14th-21st, 2011.

  • Relatives of inmates on a hunger strike in Kyrgyzstanpicketed a pretrial detention centre on Wednesday to demand their relatives’ demands be met. The protesters are calling upon reviews for the inmates’ cases, who they claim have been sentenced for crimes they didn’t commit. On Tuesday, the Kyrgyz Parliament…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 21, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... December 13th-20th, 2011.

Hello, hope all is well!

This week’s conflict reports will be a little thinner than usual, as I have been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple days and haven’t been reading as extensively as normal. Please be sure to add anything I have missed in the comments below or send via email to apeaceofconflict@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Rebecca

  • The New…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 20, 2011 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Kim Jong-Il has died - Isn't that an opportunity for new policies?

Most media focus on the nervous reactions, that this event may trigger instability and perhaps foreign-directed "provocations" as ambassador Donald Gregg is saying here. Well, it's hard to know.

But while there could be a kind of successor problem or even a military takeover, one could also see Kim Jong-il's death as an opportunity for improving relations both regonally and with the West.

Statements…

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Added by Jan Oberg on December 19, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 8th-14th, 2011.

  • A US citizen was jailed by authorities in Thailand for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of the King and posting them online. On Friday, the former PM was being questioned by police in connection with a deadly military crackdown on the “Red Shirt” mass opposition protests that…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 14, 2011 at 8:06pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... December 7th-13th, 2011.

  • Transparency International’s new report concluded that police forces in eastern Africa are perceived as the most corrupt body among the six institutions surveyed; the police, judiciary, customs, registry and permit services, land services, medical services, tax revenue, utilities and education systems. According to the report, 54% of people surveyed reported to have paid a bribe in the past year.
  • The…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 13, 2011 at 7:38pm — 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

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... November 25th- December 1st, 2011.

  • The UN regional economic body, ECLAC, announced on Wednesday that poverty in Latin America is at its lowest level in 20 years. Among the countries that saw the largest drops in poverty are Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay and Columbia, with poverty increasing only in Honduras and Mexico.
  • On Wednesday,…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 1, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Re-Colonialization of Africa - Documentary

link: http://bloodinkdiary.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/the-re-colonialization-of-africa-documentary/

The Re-Colonialization of Africa – Documentary

A documentary about the struggles of women workers in informal employment. This is part of the experiences of the Dhobi women in Mathare, a slum in the city of Nairobi. “Dhobi work” meaning domestic…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on November 10, 2011 at 12:57am — No Comments

What’s missing from the aid effectiveness debate? Overlooking the capacity of local organizations

Check out my post today on The Broker Online, "What’s missing from the aid effectiveness debate? Overlooking the capacity of local organizations", in which I argue that rather than being the lowest common denominator of international assistance, local indigenous organizations should be regarded as the fundamental unit of… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 5, 2011 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

Artists United For the Women of Sudan



Artists Painting For The Women of Sudan To Exhibit in Fairfield, CT

 

 

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Added by Cynthia Davis on October 3, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Invitation for the 5th Global Alliance Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 Sept - 6 Oct 2011

Wamkelekile! Welkom! Emukela! A warm Ubuntu welcome to you!



On behalf of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace and the South African Peace Alliance, we invite you to attend our Fifth Global Summit - October 2-6, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.



We are thrilled to…

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Added by Corina Simon on September 6, 2011 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

Winners and losers in Libya: Western companies win, Chinese lose

Winners and losers in Libya: Western companies win, Chinese lose

By James M. Dorsey

The winners and losers in the competition for post-Qaddafi reconstruction contracts are starting to emerge as rebel officials turn their attention to rebuilding their nation’s severely damaged oil industry even as they are posed to attack the former Libyan leader’s last remaining…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 5, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments

China scores fatal own goals in competition for post-Qaddafi Libya

Sunday, September 4, 2011

China scores fatal own goals in competition for post-Qaddafi Libya

By James M. Dorsey

China has scored two near fatal own goals in the race for influence and lucrative contracts in oil-rich post-Qaddafi Libya.

A document disclosed this weekend testifies to China preparing to supply as late as July weapons in violation of United Nations sanctions…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 4, 2011 at 1:26am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Washington's "Long War" against Africa - Prof. James Petras

 

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24354

 

Washington's "Long War" against Africa

 

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on September 1, 2011 at 3:03am — No Comments

Libya poses policy challenge to Asian giants

JAMES M. DORSEY

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 28, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Damage limitation: China and Russia have options in Libya and Syria but time is running out

Thursday, August 25, 2011

By James M. Dorsey

China and Russia would do well to take a leaf out of Turkey’s playbook in trying to recover lost ground with Libyan rebels taking control of their country even though Colonel Moammar Qaddafi remains at large.

Turkey like China and Russia alongside India, Brazil and South Africa initially opposed foreign military intervention in Libya. But unlike the others Turkey reversed its position early on and became a member of the Libya…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 24, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Sport and Peacebuilding - Summer Summary

The Georgetown University and Generations For Peace Summer Research Fellows have all returned to DC after three months in the field. As we begin to digest our research and experiences, we wanted to share a piece of our journey with you.

What was the most surprising thing you found?

From Amanda Munroe: 

Connection! I was surprised (and encouraged!) to find out how well the organizations and the academics I was interviewing were…

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Added by Amanda Munroe on August 24, 2011 at 12:22am — No Comments

Imminent fall of Qaddafi poses policy challenge for China and Russia

Wednesday, August 22

By James M. Dorsey

Significant advances by NATO-backed Libyan rebels seeking to oust Colonel Moammar Qaddafi pose a significant policy challenge for China and Russia that could prompt a rethinking of their support for autocratic leaders in the Middle East and North Africa.

As Russia and China scramble to improve strained relations with the rebels and salvage future commercial ties in the wake of the fall of…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 23, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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