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25.06.2020

Surprising Rift Over Africa Seat in UN Security Council

Surprising Rift Over Africa Seat in UN Security Council

The non-permanent Africa seat at the United Nations Security Council was the subject of a heated duel between two African countries who lobbied fiercely for the powerful prize. On a second round of balloting, the seat went to Kenya which garnered 129 votes against 62 votes for Djibouti. In the… »

20.06.2020

Russia’s Participation in G7 Summit Sparks Debates

Russia’s Participation in G7 Summit Sparks Debates

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The rescheduling of the Group of Seven (G7) summit from late June to September and Russia’s participation alongside with Australia, India and South Korea has sparked discussions among both Russian officials and experts. The Kremlin reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump… »

17.06.2020

Time to Act on Dr King’s Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War

Time to Act on Dr King’s Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War

By Alice Slater, for InDepthNews. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) just issued its 2020 Yearbook, reporting on developments in armaments, disarmament and international security. In light of the drumbeat of frightening news about growing hostility between… »

17.06.2020

South African Leader Condemns Latest Surge of Violence Against Women

South African Leader Condemns Latest Surge of Violence Against Women

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network Calling it a “dark and shameful week,” South African president Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the latest surge in violence against women, including the murder of a woman eight months pregnant. “Gender-based violence thrives in a climate of silence,” he said. “By looking the other way… »

12.06.2020

Crisis Means Danger and Opportunity

Crisis Means Danger and Opportunity

Viewpoint by John Scales Avery* In written Chinese, the word “crisis” is represented by two characters. One of these, taken alone, means “danger”. The other, by itself, means “opportunity”. A crisis nearly always leads to great change. There is a danger that this will be a change for the worse. »

08.06.2020

Caribbean Leaders Urge Global Response to COVID Pandemic

Caribbean Leaders Urge Global Response to COVID Pandemic

Call for Addressing Inequality, Unsustainable Debt and Socio-Economic Disparities By Reinhard Jacobsen Caribbean leaders have joined the United Nations in calling for solidarity and increased funding, as some of the world’s most vulnerable countries scale up their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. At a virtual summit in Kenya’s capital… »

28.05.2020

Africa Can Still Be on the Top

Africa Can Still Be on the Top

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power Africa is suffering a double whammy after many years of success. The Coronavirus, while not taking down great numbers of people like in Europe, Asia and the Americas, has had a severe impact by curbing its exports in the face of the formers’ severe economic depression. »

26.05.2020

Eritrean Refugees Sue EU for Abetting Forced Labour Back Home

Eritrean Refugees Sue EU for Abetting Forced Labour Back Home

A Dutch Foundation of Eritrean refugees, Foundation Human Rights for Eritreans, has filed a lawsuit in the Amsterdam court against the European Union (EU) for its role in financing a road building project in Eritrea that uses forced labour. The Netherlands is host to many Eritrean migrants and pays toward the project… »

11.05.2020

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

“I long ago took to heart the words of Omar Bradley, spoken virtually a half century ago, when he observed, having seen the aftermath of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus: ‘We live in an age of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We live in a world that has… »

05.05.2020

Remembering Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius with a Disability

Remembering Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius with a Disability

By Heike Kuhn The writer, Dr Heike Kuhn, is Head of the “Human Rights Gender Equality, Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn, the capital of divided Germany. The other part of the BMZ is in Berlin, the capital… »

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