Kenyan MPs demand GM crop products urgently

Technology-savvy Kenyan members of Parliament have Thursday demanded biotechnology products from the scientists to allow Kenyans to begin reaping benefits. Speaking during the launch of a report on Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops:2011 in Nairobi, Professor Ayiecho Olweny,Muhoroni Member of parliament and Assistant Minister for Education said there are huge benefits of GM crops [...]

Ethnic Tension Simmers in Namibia’s Presidential Succession Race

It’s called managing expectations in a cultural diverse society, stupid! The simmering ethnic tension between those who prefer a non-Oshiwambo speaking person to become the next president of Namibia after president Pohamba’s term expires in 2013, and those who view such a call as tribalism and against the country’s slogan of “One Namibia-one nation” has [...]

The London Conference on Somalia

Leaders from across the globe are gathering today with various leaders in Somalian civic society at the London Conference on Somalia. The goal of the conference is to develop a new international approach to Somalia that nonetheless keeps Somalians in the center of the dialogue and thus of viable solutions. The British government is central [...]

Mexico Presidential Race: Voter Indecision

Reforma/Sergio Aguayo: “The mood of citizens is far, far away from those experienced during the presidential elections from 1988 to 2006. While we have emergencies on several fronts, the elections, parties and candidates are seen by a large number of citizens as necessary evils that we have to tolerate and endure. According to surveys by [...]

SRI LANKA: Victim of rape living in fear

Mr. N K Ilangakoon, Inspector General of Police, [email protected] Re: SRI LANKA: Victim of rape living in fear Dear Inspector General of Police, Name of the victim: Mr. T B Atugoda (49), of No: 37, Ullandapitiya, Werellagama in Kandy district Alleged perpetrator: Police officers attached to the Peradeniya Police Station Date of incident: 26 November [...]

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