After ten years of horror in Darfur, few peace agreements have been signed to end the violence in western Sudan. Daily rape of women and young girls, killing, looting, tribal fighting and indiscriminate civilian bombings by the Khartoum government continue to threaten peace agreements between the Sudanese government and the rebel movements fighting in Darfur. Despite international and regional efforts to end the tragedy in Darfur and the enormous amount of international aid spent in […]
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As the world continues to learn the details surrounding the terrorist hostage crisis in Algeria, it is undeniably true that battling these militants will necessitate more than just military force. According to Israeli intelligence, the standard profile of a terrorist is not someone who suffers from mental illness. Rather, it is someone who has gone through long conditioning, with funding playing a decisive role at every turn. By learning to hate through massively funded schools […]
On January 8, 2013, Sharnoff’s Global Views™ interviewed Ahmed Jedou. Ahmed is a Mauritanian activist and blogger. Connect with him on Google+ and follow him on Twitter. SGV: Tell us a bit about you background. AJ: I am a Mauritanian activist, a February 25 militant, which is a youth movement founded to oppose the military regime in my country. I am also a contributor at GlobalVoicesOnline.org. I spread the word to promote democracy and to […]
“The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.” – Antonio Gramsci In just one month, the Sudanese Government announced two coup attempts. The first attempt in November 2012 was led by senior figures of the regime in the armed forces and security services – whom were always perceived as the regime protectors since the coup that brought the current regime to power in 1989. The crackdowns in the government was […]
Retail is experiencing a revolution. A growing trend is that consumers are concerned beyond sheer aesthetics of their purchase – they want to know that their spending dollars have a positive impact elsewhere in the world. A recent 2010 survey found that 83% of consumers want more of their retail purchases to contribute to a cause. With the rise of titles such as chief sustainability officer and an increased focus on corporate social responsibility, businesses are […]
With reports of a possible military intervention underway in Islamist held northern Mali, Algeria has been hesitant to get involved, preferring a negotiated solution.
Mali, a landlocked West African country, is one of the poorest in the world and poses one of the most serious challenges facing the African continent due to growing threats from al-Qaeda. The environment created in north Mali has become a refuge for terrorist groups which constitute a serious threat to regional peace and security and international peace.