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LETTER TO NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES II

Salam,

I write again to express concerns over news of unauthorised persons committing murder in the guise of expelling terrorists from the North-East of Nigeria. 188 more words

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PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKS AT YSEALI TOWN HALL

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a programme established by President Obama to promote mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States, had its Town Hall meeting at Yangon University in Rangoon, Burma. 358 more words

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The Progress of Burmese Democracy

Author: Ava White, Johns Hopkins University

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The Southeast Asian country sandwiched between India and Thailand is going through an identity crisis: the US government refers to the country as Burma; however, the United Nations – and the country itself – maintains that its name is Myanmar, which in Burmese is simply a more formal version of the nominally colonial word “Burma.” The military junta that previously ran the country changed the name in 1989, but activists and governments around the world continued referring to the country as Burma to symbolize their opposition to the junta’s actions and their refusal to recognize the junta as a legitimate government. 1,145 more words

11/17/2014

Rwanda: The Untold Story

This week, the Rwandan government under Paul Kagame passed a measure suspending all BBC radio broadcasts in the most common language, Kinyarwanda, to protest the news organization’s recent documentary about Rwanda’s genocide. 502 more words

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