Beyond Nigeria, South Africa Bi-National Commission

Against all persisting fault lines in diplomatic relationship, Nigeria and South Africa inked a document on Bi-National Commission in Cape Town last week with the purpose of trashing out all petty bilateral issues and strengthening technical cooperation, existing bilateral agreements and customs and administration. Vice President Namadi Sambo and his South African counterpart, Kgalema Motlanthe [...]

LIBYA: LEGACY OF UPRISING and NATO INTERVENTION

It is very early to arrive at any conclusions about the legacy of Arab Spring, given that the uprising is still unfolding in countries like Syria, and the ongoing sociopolitical dialectic in other countries like Egypt and Libya remains fluid. Although it seems obvious that Arab Spring may have had the seeds for greater freedom, [...]

UNESCO launches USD2m groundwater project for Horn of Africa

US government supported project aimed at assuring water in emergency situations in the horn of Africa was launched Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. The USD1.5 million project ( a donation from the Government of Japan), tapping groundwater resources for emergency water supply is to build into the horn of African’s Groundwater Resources Investigation for Drought mitigation [...]

African Lion 12

The United States Marine Corps has deployed its “Few and Proud” to Morocco to take part in African Lion 2012, a joint and combined annual iteration sponsored by the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff (CJCS), scheduled by US Africa Command (AFRICOM), executed by Marine Force Africa (MARFORAF), and hosted by Morocco’s Royal Armed [...]

BANGLADESH: UN expert shared concern over political Victimization of Religious Minorities

I wrote to Ms. Rita Izsák, Independent Expert on minority issues, with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva; which brought a response from Graham Fox, Human Rights Officer, with the Mandate of the Independent Expert on minority issues; Special Procedures Branch, Groups in Focus Team. This is listed below, and [...]

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