There can be no doubt that something is happening across the Middle East as a discontented youth rises up to claim a greater distribution of wealth and speak out against corruption, in favour of jobs and a future. Yet in the absence of real-time credible sources of information, is the Mainstream (bought) Media selling us its own version of events?
While the savage assault on demonstrators protesting against the regime of Mubarak in Cairo and other Egyptian cities is getting worse, now with the use of firearms, it is necessary to call attention to two items of false information circulating about the situation in Egypt.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is considered an ally of the United States. He openly supported the States in 1991 during the operation against Saddam Hussein. Nowadays, the actions of the Egyptian opposition find support in Europe and the US. It seems that the West has given up on their Egyptian ally and urged him to conduct negotiations with the opposition
Hosni Mubarak has sacked the Egyptian Government and is trying to cling on to his position as president. Is this enough? The Chief of Intelligence, Omar Suleiman is sworn in as Vice President, Ahmad Shafiq is the new Prime Minister but how are the people going to react?
For those who thought the situation in Darfur was calm, as the world concentrates on the independence process in south Sudan, this could not be further from the truth. Fighting continues to rage in Darfur between Sudanese government forces and two rebel factions, the SLA-MM and the JEM, causing thousands of IDPs.
Coptic Orthodox Christians of Egypt celebrated Christmas Eve (Orthodox) amid tight security for fear of further attacks like the one of December 31 that killed more than 20 in Alexandria. Armed police protected churches where Copts gather. There were calls for Muslims to gather with the majority of Egyptian Christians - as a gesture of solidarity.
The UN has set 2011 as the International Year for Descendants of Africans. For the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, "the event aims to strengthen the political commitment to eradicate discrimination against those of African descent, who are among the most affected by racism, and have been denied their basic rights to quality health and education.
2011 should be the international year of goodwill, of integrity, ethical foreign policy, which cannot include kowtowing to monsters such as Morocco, which for decades has held down the citizens of Western Sahara, denying them a free and fair referendum on their status after the invasion of 1975. Enough.
Delegates from over 140 countries give life from this Monday (13/12) at the XVII World Festival of Youth and Students in this capital, infected by the joy and the solidarity of those who traveled far to be here.
Africa is about to lose its largest country. We are talking about Sudan that is getting ready for the separation of its southern part. According to American legal defenders, within 20 years the government troops killed nearly two million civilians in the South and another four million became refugees. Armed clashes continued until January 2005
Today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the UN High Commission for Refugees, led by the ex-Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, who has highlighted the pressing issues facing his office today and outlines the challenges for the future. Among these are the world's 43 million refugees, most of whom under the care of the UNHCR.
One country, two regions, two religions, two Presidents...recipe for civil war yet again. The Ivory Coast is yet again poised on the brink of a potential conflict. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has been declared the winner of the presidential run-off by the Constitutional Council but Alassane Ouattara claims he has won.
"It is unacceptable that Moroccan authorities accuse these seven people, among whom are prominent human rights advocates and former victims of forced disappearance, for having visited freely and without secrets the refugee camps and met with members of Polisario Front," said the Director of Amnesty International...