Aung San Suu Kyi’s U.S visit: A Personal View

I first became aware of the brutal nature of the regime in Burma and the story of Aung San Suu Kyi during the mid 1990s. Suu Kyi had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and five years later the award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger released the film Inside Burma: Land of Fear [...]

Love the Country, Can’t Stand the Scene (VIDEO)

I don’t really know why I am writing this. I drove roughly two hours today seeking a tea stall where I can have a cup of sweet and hot tea, deshi style, to enjoy the drizzle and the much waited rains after a week of stifling heat of Kolkata April. My city mates might be [...]

An Open Letter to Abdoulaye Wade: Vous n’êtes pas l’état

So, you’re Abdoulaye Wade, the President of Senegal, a country that many can point to and say “there is a reasonably stable African state.” But like so many of the continent’s leaders you decide that you and the country’s success are inextricably bound. Your second (and constitutionally-mandated last) term is set to expire. What do [...]

NL-Aid welcomes new photographers (III)

NL-Aid welcomes 2 new photographers on our site:  Karen Ande  Jiro Ose Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

African Union rejects TNC and instead calls for an all-inclusive post-Ghadafi era, but…

Do I see a little bit of an irony here? Let’s do a count: how many of the current AU member countries have inclusive governments? How many of the current AU member governments came to power through coups? Until now, the sad truth is that, all along, the AU (and its predecessor the OAU) did [...]

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