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World Citizenship and Peace

By Florence Joseph If we are to move forward to a peaceful world, we must recognize that in the midst of the magnificent cultural diversities and life forms, we are one human family and one Earth community with one common destiny.

The New American-Saudi-Muslim Alliance

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah As the ‘mainstream media’ besieged President Donald Trump’s touchdown in Riyadh on his first international trip where he was expected to receive a lavish and unprecedented reception by Saudi officials to attend a busy two day summit with Saudis, GCC leaders and heads of states from the Islamic […]

Observations of an Expat: Alliance 101

AFP photo   By Tom Arms The Western Alliance is in disarray. Americans are sick of picking up the tab for protecting a rich Europe from a communist threat which no longer exists. Europe is terrified at being abruptly left in the lurch facing a corrupt, authoritarian Russian threat which has replaced the communist one.

We Need Peace Creators

Mohammed Amoud/AFP   By Siddhartha Rastogi   We need Great Leaders, We need Peace Creators, not only Peace keepers and surely not Warmongers.

In parting shot at Israel, Kerry warns Middle East peace in jeopardy

Darren Ornitz/Reuters   By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel’s building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America’s longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office.

No peace for journalists in Iraq

Karim Kadim/AP   By Rafah Al Saad I am calling for the freedom of the Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi.

Peace or War – Revisiting the Nigerian conundrum

By Madamidola Oladele Developments in the Nigerian State from the beginning of the 21st century to date have called for serious pondering on my part. So much water has passed under the Nigerian bridge; many events and catastrophes; many takes and mistakes; minor improvements and major setbacks.

Venezuela: Time to Prevent Another Syria

John Moore/AFP   By Cynthia M. Lardner   Comparing and Contrasting Venezuela and Syria   The world stands by in horror watching the Syrian War crisis unfold in the news. Now with over 150 countries, paramilitary groups and terrorist groups involved, there is no answer to the question of how to create peace. The harsh […]

Observations of an Expat: Pax Americana—The End

AP photo   By Tom Arms It is the beginning of the end of Pax Americana. For 71 years the world has sheltered under the wings of the American eagle. The result has been one of the longest periods of prolonged peace, prosperity and political advancement in world history.

South Sudan: Deliberate killings by govt troops as UN forces fail to protect civilians

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters   By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.

South Sudan Plan on ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

Martine Perret/UN   By Peter Louis The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the […]

Pakistan and India need to talk

PTI photo   By Javed Majeedano India and Pakistan were born at the same time when, after the second world war, Britain decided to leave the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. But two countries celebrate their independent days on different dates with Pakistan on August 14, and India the next day.

Education enrolment in DRC increases by 9% in two years

By Darell Maurice In the space of two years, the enrolment rate for schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose from 16.5 to 18,000,000, an increase of nine percent.

Why the South Sudan peace agreement will never end future wars

AP photo   By Dukhan Jundit The Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLM) / Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) and the South Sudanese government will never bring an end to the current war nor prevent future conflict.

Terrorism: A New Dimension of War

Getty image   By Durodola Tosin The international system is evolving; the structures that exist are either in decline or not meeting with the demands of global peace and security. The international system has gone through such a rapid transformation to the extent that the UN structures, as they were at the time of its […]

The Dream of Durable Peace

By Nasurullah Brohi The constant efforts for enduring peace in Afghanistan, essential for the long term, has always been a collective effort of the Afghan government and international community.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

As The Truth Unfolds…

By Ananya S Guha Everyone is now talking about the results of the elections in four or five states. Some have gone into a rigorous analysis about the victory of the BJP and the AGP in Assam, the loss of the Congress and the decimation of the Left Front in West Bengal.

Kenyans Arise!

By Cynthia Meru During lunch break my colleagues and I discuss current affairs on our way to Villa Rosa Kibandaski. One of the issues that has been consistent is the IEBC protests that are being championed by the Opposition party in Kenya, famously known as ‘the CORD Alliance’.

Hamas is fighting the legitimate struggle for Palestinian self-determination

SAID KHATIB – AFP By Rupen Savoulian   We today reproduce an important article from September 2014 which can be read in line with the events of today The Islamic Resistance Movement – ‘Hamas‘ the abbreviation from the Arabic – has constituted the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories since January 2006. It swept to […]

Palestinians: 68 Years and Counting

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Every year at this time, Palestinians around the world and under occupation “celebrate” or let us say “mourn” what is referred to as “Nakba” or “Catastrophe” and it seems every day is a Nakba for Palestinians under Israeli Occupation and those who lost their homes and position to the Israeli state […]


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Former Togo PM appointed to lead national dialogue in DRC

By Darell Maurice Following the appointment by the African Union  of Edem Kodjo as facilitator of the national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Secretary General of the Presidential Majority, Aubin Minaku, announced the imminent establishment of the dialogue preparatory committee.

DRC Prime Minister discusses peace and security

By Darell Maurice Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week met with a delegation of notables from the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri on the security situation in the eastern part of the country.

A dream for Afghans: Peace

By Shakeel Haider Peace in Afghanistan is an old dream, much as its history. Tumultuous circumstances have remained present in Afghanistan for ages but after the Russia-Afghan war and American invasion following 9/11, matters have been made worse.

21 Millions Dollars Allocated For Emergency Fund for South Sudan

By Peter Louis Salva Kiir, President of South Sudan, has assured UN chief Ban Ki-moon that he will ensure the peace agreement is fully implemented. This came in a closed-door meeting the UN chief held with President Salva Kiir in Juba yesterday.

Walk for Peace and Harmony

By Jose Kalathil The ‘Walk of Hope‘, a padayatra for peace and harmony, by Sri M of the Manav Ekta Mission, a wing of the Satsang Foundation, founded by the 67-year-old, has entered the capital, New Delhi.

The Arab Peace Corps – Why Now?

By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is in times of wars, conflicts, chaos, terrorism and despair; investments in peace and development become more urgent.

Don’t Beat Around The Bush

By Ananya S Guha It is a tragedy that when Prime Ministers of two neighbouring countries meet after a ‘goodwill’ visit it is no more than a faked ornament.

What Indian ‘democracy’ means in disputed Kashmir

By Irfan Rashid Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the conflict state of Indian Administered (Jammu and) Kashmir on November 7 where he is expected to announce a package of Rs 1 lakh crore ($13.7 bn US) for the state. But the biggest challenge against his rally in Kashmir is ‘Million March’, […]