Sudan: Failure to talk?

As the African Union (and pretty much everybody else) welcomes the largely positive response to the call for dialogue by the Sudanese government, some disturbing signals about the breakdown of habitual Sudanese civility were also beginning to manifest themselves. The invitation for dialogue came in January, when President Omar Hassan al-Bashir delivered More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Hong Kong’s refugee shame

Around 6,000 refugees in Hong Kong languish in a legal nether world, which prevents them from working, studying, or even volunteering. They live in wretched conditions, in rickety shacks or subdivided accommodations. More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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New media, old problem: Where’s the diversity?

The expectation was that new media would not inherit the legacy of homogeneity. The wish was that new media would evolve from the historical tradition of under-representation for minorities and be better. But here More...

By Peoples Daily On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Reading mysteries in Havana

When it comes to Cuba I am out of practice on a number of fronts. Debilitating nights. Double Coronas. Disarming charm. But not daunting mysteries, fictional or real. Once one makes peace with slow Internet connections, More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Kenya sends back ‘illegal’ Somalis after Nairobi raids

Kenya has sent back 82 Somalis to Somalia after launching a massive security force operation to flush out illegal immigrants and militant Islamists. The group had been in Kenya illegally, a Somali diplomat said. Nearly More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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South Sudan conflict: MSF accuses UN of ‘indifference’

A medical charity has accused the UN in South Sudan of showing “shocking indifference” towards displaced people sheltering at one of its compounds. About 21,000 people were “living in flood water contaminated More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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WHO: Ebola outbreak among ‘most challenging’

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is among the “most challenging” ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111. “This is one of the More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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US and Russia plan Ukraine talks

The United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine will meet next week to discuss the Ukraine crisis, offering a glimpse of possible diplomatic progress in the conflict. The meeting will involve US Secretary More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school

As many as 20 students have been injured in a mass stabbing at a high school in the US state of Pennsylvania, authorities have said. A 16-year-old student was taken into custody at Franklin Regional High School More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Greeks go on strike ahead of Merkel visit

Greek labour unions are staging a nationwide strike to protest against austerity policies imposed on the country by its foreign creditors, including Germany, whose chancellor, Angela Merkel, will visit Athens this More...