All Blog Posts Tagged 'South' (100)

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

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push Genetically Engineered Crops on Africa

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push Genetically Engineered Crops on Africa

 

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on August 21, 2011 at 1:03am — No Comments

Participation: Reality or the Promised Land? A View from South Sudan

In response to an earlier post on how-matters.org, “Sorry but it’s not YOUR project,” a reader offered the following guest post. Andebo Pax Pascal shares his experience as an aid worker in Africa’s newest country.



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My friend Tom is working for “Aid Agency X”, which has prided itself in working ‘with’ and not ‘for’ the people, a sign that it is ready to involve the community in its development…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 12, 2011 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

Rights Activists Call for Effective Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia and Civil Society Participation in SAARC

[For Immediate Release] Rights Activists Call for Effective Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia and Civil Society Participation in SAARC (Kathmandu, 27 July 2011) The Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia concluded with the calls for the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to establish an effective regional human rights mechanism, enhance civil society’s participation in the SAARC process and address challenges faced by the region from the…

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Added by Surya on July 28, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Beyond the Genocidal Concept of Tribal Homelands (Mahmood Mamdani)

On the East African Federation

Mahmood Mamdani

'East Africa has two post-colonial traditions of citizenship', writes Mahmood Mamdani: territorial and ethnic. If the region is to have a political federation, it will need to be based on a common citizenship, he argues: 'Which one will it be?'

 

I became interested in the question of why the old community collapsed after I returned to Uganda from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1979. I spent months reading…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on July 15, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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