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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



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


The Progress of Burmese Democracy

Author: Ava White, Johns Hopkins University


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


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


The world, mapped by countries' greatest fears

The biggest fear among the Japanese is, unsurprisingly, nuclear weapons. People in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are most worried about AIDS and other diseases. And inequality is the deepest concern for much of Europe and the US. 209 more words

The Balkan Wars: 100 Years Later, a History of Violence

A century ago today, the Balkan wars began. On Oct. 8, 1912, the tiny Kingdom of Montenegro declared war on the weak Ottoman Empire, launching an invasion of Albania, then under nominal Turkish rule. 1,450 more words


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