Category Archives: Africa

U.N. says west of Central African Republic ‘cleansed’ of Muslims – Reuters – 06 Mar.14

(Reuters) – Most Muslims have been driven out of the western half of conflict-torn Central African Republic, where thousands of civilians risk of being killed “right before our eyes,” the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Thursday. The bleak … Continue reading

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U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11 – RAND Corp.

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An Invalid Reason to Rescue Mali – Paul Pillar

Here we go again—another unstable Muslim-majority country wracked by violence and the excesses of Islamic extremists, and another round of anguishing over what the United States can do to keep the extremists from gaining more ground. We have been through … Continue reading

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Mali: Here we go again – Sheldon Richman – 29 Jan.2013

In testimony before Senate and House committees, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enthusiastically endorsed increased U.S. intervention in Africa. When government officials seem incapable of learning obvious lessons from the recent past, maybe their incentive is not to learn but to keep … Continue reading

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Big Oil’s $140 Billion A Year and Counting – The Looting of Nigeria by THOMAS MOUNTAIN

As western oil companies loot some $140 Billion a year of Nigeria’s black gold two thirds of the country’s 100 million people live on less than $2 a day. Nigeria’s “official” oil production figures show about 3 million barrels a … Continue reading

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Invisible Children

KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

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Understanding Tunisia’s Elections Results by ESAM AL-AMIN

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Upon winning the elections in convincing fashion, Ennahdha gave assurances that it will not impose Islamic social and moral edicts on society, but rather intends to preserve the legal rights given to women with regards to personal status law. It also announced that it would not ban alcohol or bathing suits as its opponents had charged. The day after announcing the elections results Ghannouchi himself met with the leaders of Tunisia’s stock market to assure them of his party’s strong support for vigorous economic growth, especially in the tourism sector. His party’s platform calls for a robust annual economic growth of eight percent. Continue reading

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