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EU Has No Choice But to Support Egypt in Its Struggle for Democracy

Cairo (Shahira Amin for RIA Novosti*) Even though European leaders have been divided over the policy the EU should adopt toward Egypt after free elections brought an Islamist party to power, the EU Council has pledged the union’s continued support…

The Netherlands: Halt Plan to Deport Somalis

The Netherlands: Halt Plan to Deport Somalis The Dutch government should not deport Somalis to any part of south-central Somalia, including Mogadishu, until security improves substantially, and the UN refugee agency has issued new guidelines, Human Rights Watch said today.…

Cooperatives: Egypt’s Farmers Sow the Seeds of an “Agricultural Revolution”

“Agriculture will be critical to future economic growth in Egypt,” says the International Labour Organization (ILO), “but only if the laws on farmers’ cooperatives are reformed.” While the political reverberations of the 2011 revolution continue to resound throughout Egypt, many…

Libya: UN welcomes decision on formation of constitution-drafting body

The United Nations mission in Libya has welcomed today’s decision (6th of February) by the General National Congress on the formation of the body that will be tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution. The General National Congress decided to…

Egypt’s Economy Falters as Clashes Continue

By Shahira Amin* A protester was shot dead and several others were injured when a rally outside Al Ittihadeya Presidential Palace in Cairo turned violent on Friday. A mob of young men, some of them masked, hurled rocks and Molotov…

The other side of French airstrikes on Mali: ‘They ruined everything I had’

French President Francois Hollande is triumphant about his operation in Mali, but stories are emerging which show a different side of the war. Journalist Gonzalo Wancho tells RT that for every two rebels killed in airstrikes, a dozen civilians died.…

Mali: Neo-Colonialism Meets Islamic Fundamentalism… And the People Suffer

by Bill Fletcher, Jr., Black Commentator – TRANSCEND Media Service Neocolonialism and the civil war in Mali bring regional instability. The entrance of the French military into the Malian civil war further complicates a descent into hell which that country…

Kenya: UN official stresses need for peaceful and transparent elections

The United Nations political chief today stressed the need for all Kenyans and their institutions to ensure the upcoming general elections in March are credible, peaceful and transparent. “Kenya’s elections will be watched closely around the world,” Under-Secretary-General for Political…

Mali: Senior UN Genocide Official Warns of Reprisals against Tuareg and Arabs

A senior United Nations official warned of the risk of reprisal attacks against Tuareg and Arab civilians in various regions of northern Mali and urged the country’s military to protect all citizens regardless of their ethnic affiliation. “While the liberation…

Mali: UN genocide adviser warns of reprisals against Tuareg and Arab populations

A senior United Nations official today warned of the risk of reprisal attacks against Tuareg and Arab civilians in various regions of northern Mali and urged the country’s military to protect all citizens regardless of their ethnic affiliation. “While the…

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