Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Sudan: The Unfinished Peace

Sudan: The Unfinished Peace

By Osman Naway, General Director of Arry Organization for Human Rights
Location United States United States

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 […]

Targeting Terrorists Pockets

Targeting Terrorists Pockets

By Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Attorney and Director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center
Location Israel Israel

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 […]

January 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Israel, Politics, Shurat HaDin
Mauritania and the Arab Spring: An Interview with Ahmed Jedou

Mauritania and the Arab Spring: An Interview with Ahmed Jedou

By Ahmed Jedou, Mauritanian Activist and Blogger
Location Mauritania Mauritania

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 […]

Sudan: A State of Regime Crumbling

Sudan: A State of Regime Crumbling

By Amgad Fareid El Tayeb, Spokesperson of SudanChangeNow
Location United Kingdom United Kingdom

“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 […]

December 27, 2012 · 0 comments · Politics, Sudan
BANGS Shoes: Building a Social Enterprise through Retail

BANGS Shoes: Building a Social Enterprise through Retail

By Hannah Davis and Julie Kriegshaber, Bangs Shoes
Location United States United States

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 […]

December 20, 2012 · 1 comment · Economics, Entrepreneurship, Global
Algeria and the Chaos in Mali

Algeria and the Chaos in Mali

By Abdul Sharif, Freelance Journalist and Independent Africa Researcher
Location United States United States

With reports of a possible military intervention underway in Islamist held northern Mali, Algeria has been hesitant to get involved, preferring a negotiated solution.

November 11, 2012 · 0 comments · Africa, Algeria, Politics
Mali’s Growing Crisis

Mali’s Growing Crisis

By Abdul Sharif, Freelance Journalist and Independent Africa Researcher
Location United States United States

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.

October 17, 2012 · 0 comments · Africa, Algeria, Mali, Politics