Nigeria and ECOWAS to respond to famine in Somalia

ECOWAS Chairman President, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed concern at the famine in Somalia. He pledged that Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS], would make appropriate responses at the forthcoming pledging conference to be held in Addis Ababa,the Ethiopian capital on the 25th of this month. President Jonathan was speaking when former [...]

Iran Human Rights seriously concerned about the safety of human rights defender Kouhyar Goudarzi

More than two weeks after human rights defender Kouhyar Goudarzi’s abduction by unidentified plainclothes agents, there is still no official confirmation on his situation and whereabouts. On August 6th, Iran Human Rights (IHR) published a report about the possible arrest of Kouhyar Goudarzi and his mother, Parvin Mokhtare. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on [...]

Climate Change: Environmentalism and Religion

I had a few minutes trouble, some hesitation about that ‘and’ in the heading of my article. There was a confusion of mixed feelings about the use of it – may be an ‘or’ could be more appropriate. Appropriate because Environmentalism with its current central focus on Global Warming and Climate Change arguably draws its [...]

Gambia: ‘Political commitment essential to youth development’

Gambian-born Sering Falu Njie, deputy director of policy at the UN Millennium Campaign, has said that political commitment is essential to youth development and attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The world has the technical know-how to achieve the MDGs. It does not take much to reduce hunger, achieve universal primary education, etc,” he [...]

Why Mexico’s war on drugs is unwinnable

Whether measured by increased public safety, reduced supply of illegal drugs on the U.S. market, or the dismantling of drug trafficking organizations, the war on drugs is failing. It has been four years since President Felipe Calderon announced the offensive and sent tens of thousands of soldiers into the streets. The results are a record [...]

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