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Sunday, January 26, 2020

HOW TO END THE CIVIL WAR IN SOMALIA: NEGOTIATE WITH AL-SHABAAB

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When I worked in Somalia from 2016 to 2018 supporting provision of military assistance to forces combating al-Shabaab, most discussions with international partners acknowledged that our efforts could not ultimately defeat the jihadist group. As part of the plan for transitioning security responsibilities, the...

Cameroon: Moving Fast When There Are Short Windows of Opportunity

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On 8 May 2019, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, after a 3-day mission to the Cameroon, welcomed the Cameroon government's willingness to cooperate over finding workable solutions to what she called "major human rights and humanitarian crises" caused by...

Book Review: FUNDAMENTAL THEORIES OF ETHNIC CONFLICT: EXPLAINING THE ROOT CAUSES OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC HATE

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Edited by: Muli Wa KyendoPublished by: Syokimau Cultural Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, www.syokimauculturalcentre.org. 2019, 156pp, ISBN 978-9966-7020-6-7 (paperback) 978-9966-7020-5-0 (e-book)Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Fundamental-Theories-Ethnic-Conflict-Explaining/dp/9966702067Review by: Emily Keles-Muli, University of Kabianga, KenyaKey words: Conflicts, theories, ethnic groups, ethnic conflict, theories of conflict, ethnicity, social scienceEasy to read...

Haiti’s Corrupt Elite Direct Targeted Killings In Areas That Support Lavalas

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[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/614421312" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%" height="300" iframe="true" /]   In February, there were massive protests against rising prices and economic hardship. Haiti's rulers, who enjoy US support, were terrified of the democratic rising, the demand for opportunity and justice. More recently, there is a new terror program in...

ISIS Attacks in DR Congo: A New Phase of a Western Scheme for Resource Plunder

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ISIS Attacks in DR Congo: A New Phase of a Western Scheme for Resource Plunder The new president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is asking for US help to fend off an alleged ISIS threat. “The idea of ISIS establishing a caliphate might seem...

Our challenge is poor leadership not finance! Sudan protesters ask Saudi Arabia, UAE to keep their money

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KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudanese protesters have called on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to keep their money a day after Riyadh and Abu Dhabi offered to send Khartoum $3bn aid. Aljazeera reports that Hours after the oil-rich Gulf states made the announcement on...

South Africa still waiting on post-apartheid promises

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The election 25 years ago of South Africa's first black president, the late Nelson Mandela, who inspired the struggle against apartheid, was a time of soaring hope that the bruised country would reconcile after decades of discrimination and inequality. "You have mandated us to change...

WORLD Asylum for sale: Whistleblowers say U.N. refugee agency does not always address corruption

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seven-month investigation found reports of U.N. staff members exploiting refugees desperate for a safe home in a new country. Gratien Zimy Ntezimisi, a refugee whistleblower, outside UNHCR's headquarters in Kampala, Uganda, in January.Sally Hayden April 7, 2019, 1:00 PM GMT+2 By Sally Hayden This is the second story...

Asylum for sale: Refugees say some U.N. workers demand bribes for resettlement

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A seven-month investigation found reports of U.N. staff members exploiting refugees desperate for a safe home in a new country. A woman throws stones at the welcome sign for the UNHCR refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.Sally Hayden This is the first story in a...

Libya: Will the U.N. Appeal for a halt to the March on Tripoli be heard?

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With the administrative-political situation in Libya badly stalemated and a meeting for negotiations to be held 14-16 April unlikely to make progress, on Thursday 4 April 2019, General Khalifa Hafter, one of the key players in the drama decided to start a "March on...

Le Gouverneur Richard Muyej déterminé à poursuivre l’émergence du Lualaba

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Sous le coup de minuit, la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) a donné le go pour la campagne de l’élection des Gouverneurs et Vice-Gouverneurs de provinces prévue pour le mercredi 10 avril 2019. Candidat à sa propre succession, Richard Muyej, alias «Papa Solution»,se dit déterminé à...

From Kabila to Tshisekedi and Peacefully! The Congo Holds Its Breath

Felix Tshisekedi left and Joseph Kabila
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Raïs Neza Boneza – TRANSCEND Media Service 25 Jan 2019 – Today at 2 p.m. the members of the constitutional Court sworn in the fifth President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi. The President of the Constitutional Court and the outgoing President Joseph Kabila...

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