2012-03-15 10:25:13African Democracies 'Represent the Future,' Says U.S. Policymaker[allAfrica.com]
Washington, DC -
Promoting democracy in Africa has been a policy focus for successive U.S. administrations in the post-Cold War era. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the American government has provided some form of backing for many of the two dozen presidential elections and several dozen national and local legislative polls that have been held across the continent.
Monday, 05-25-15, 17:37Human Rights - Zimbabwe - Thailand - Swaziland[PR Newswire] Strasbourg, France -Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling for Zimbabwean human rights activist Itai Dzarana to be found immediately; the release of all political prisoners in Swaziland; protection for Rohingya asylum seekers and action against human trafficking in Thailand.
Monday, 05-25-15, 17:21Forests Shrink As Power Deficit Fuels Charcoal Business[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lilongwe -Impoverished villagers are hacking down Malawi's forests to make charcoal, undeterred by government efforts to confiscate the dirty fuel as a power deficit stokes demand.
Monday, 05-25-15, 16:31Several Soldiers Killed in Tunisia Barracks Shooting[Deutsche Welle] Several Tunisian soldiers have been killed after one of their colleagues opened fire at an army barracks in the capital, Tunis. The Defense Ministry has described it as an "isolated incident."