To achieve lasting peace, we must ensure equal opportunity for all

Coming from the devastating ruins of the World War II in 1946, world leaders founded the UN. The body was charged with the specific mission of ensuring world peace and order. Considering that the ramifications of the war were sending universal shocks and intensifying the magnitude of general suffering across the world such as the increase in poverty, and political...

What Are the “Zombie Apocalypse” Movies Actually Telling Us? by Janet Phelan

The “Zombie Apocalypse” movies present a scenario in which part of the human race has morphed into flesh-consuming predators. It falls upon the unaltered, those still ostensibly human and non-predator, to restore the world and its people back to “normality,” back to a situation wherein predatory and altered humans are either extinguished or changed back to humans.Often the genesis of...

Yemen’s Descent into Hell: A Saudi-American war of terror

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore. It’s got everything. Dead children in the dozens, a never-ending air campaign that pays scant heed...

Rights group documents fresh South Sudan ‘war crimes’

A rights group on Wednesday accused the government of South Sudan and its allied militias of carrying out “war crimes” of “staggering brutality” during an offensive earlier this year.Amnesty International’s report, based on research following a government offensive on Leer and Mayendit counties in the northern Unity State between April and June, catalogued the testimonies of around 100 civilians who...

Two African Heroes Leave Prison in Rwanda

Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame has released two of his best known political prisoners: Victoire Ingabire, a Hutu political activist, and Kizito Mihigo, a Tutsi gospel singer. “Ingabire said that she would continue trying to open political space and free all political prisoners.” On September 15, Rwandan political prisoners Victoire Ingabire and Kizito Mihigo walked out of Nyarugenge Prison in Rwanda’s...

Do You Know This Haitian Revolution Early Leader & Vodou Priest? By Freddie Ra

Duttу Bоukmаn wаѕ аn early leader оf thе Hаіtіаn Rеvоlutіоn, еnѕlаvеd іn Jаmаіса аnd lаtеr in Haiti. Hе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd tо hаvе bееn bоth a lеаdеr оf mаrооnѕ and Vodou hоungаn (рrіеѕt). According tо ѕоmе contemporary accounts Bоukmаn alongside Céсіlе Fаtіmаn, a Vоdоu mаmbо, presided over the rеlіgіоuѕ сеrеmоnу аt Bоіѕ Cаïmаn, іn August 1791, thаt ѕеrvеd as the саtаlуѕt to the...

Can the Ethiopian/Eritrean Alliance Bring Peace To South Sudan? By Thomas Mountain

All roads to peace in the Horn of Africa seem to run through theEritrean capital of Asmara these days,  with the latest peaceinitiative allying Ethiopia and Eritrea looking like it will bebringing peace to South Sudan. To understand the South Sudan civil war you must look no further thenthe Chinese oil fields, the only such owned and operated in Africa,and...

How Kabila and the mining giants went from best friends to adversaries

Why has the DRC’s president had a complete change of heart?   For much of this year, two of the most powerful forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been engaged in a tense standoff. President Joseph Kabila, the country’s powerful political leader since 2001, is in one corner. A group of multi-billion-dollar international mining companies is in...