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· March, 2006

Stories about War & Conflict from March, 2006

Uganda: Conflict

Uganda Conflict Action Network reports that the “current rate of death from the war in northern Uganda is three times higher than [that] in Iraq following the US invasion.” Facts...

DRC: Priest Describes 3/22 Protest

Le Blog du Congolais posts (FR) a Le Phare interview with a priest, Rev. Blaise Kanda, who attended UDPS’ March 22 protest. Rev. Kanda reports that even though UDPS leadership...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

This week bloggers in Iraq are saying the same thing in different ways – the security situation is becoming unbearable. Also, in my bag today, a winning blogger gets another...

Philippines: The Story of Jolo

Blogkadahan tells story of Jolo, a small town in the southwest of the Philippines which she remembers as once one of the most beautiful place in the country. Now, she...

Myanmar: Growing Army

Burma Digest looks at how Myanmar's military has doubled in the past 15 years even as its neighbors have reduced the numbers of their soldiers.

China: Convenient humanitarianism

In his post “Arab Leaders Ignore Chinese,” lordgenius at China Intel mentions an upcoming meeting between the Arab League and the Chinese Communist Party in Sudan which will focus on...

Kurdistance: Echoes of Violence, Identity and the New Year

What makes a people, a people? What defines a group: a common voice, a common history, culture, a blogging engine? Just as the Iranians, the Kurds celebrate New Year or...

Haiti: Army

Hayti outlines the reasons certain parties think Haiti should re-instate its army, and why others think the opposite.”Whether it is an army, a national police force, or a combination thereof,...

Serbia & Montenegro: Memories of Belgrade Bombing

Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes about what it felt like to be in Belgrade during the bombing seven years ago.

Myanmar: asylum for refugees

Still on the “material support” issue that denies entry to Burmese refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S., Burma Underground writes a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, the...

Tourism, Islamic Vietnam & Blogs

IranMehr (Persian) talks about tourism industry problems in Iran. He writes despite country’s attractiveness such as historical monuments, ancient villages, ecosystems…He talks also about government’s politics to attract 20 million...

Nepal: Pushing for peace

United We Blog! on the hopes of the “April Revolution” which pushes for democracy through peaceful means – surprisingly coming from the top ranks of the Maoists.

Nepal: Maoists and the future

Samudaya.org on Maoists in Nepal and their standpoint -“While the Maoists’ end goal remain a full-fledged communist state, their open yet standard rhetoric of transforming a feudal society like Nepal...

Sri Lanka: Views from the fence

Where are the more balanced views on the conflict in Sri Lanka and the accounts on the impact it has had on civillian life? Moju says – “I’d like to...

This week in Israel: today is election day

Voting in the Israeli elections. Tel Aviv, March 28. (Photo by Lisa Goldman. Click to enlarge.) Israelis go to the polls to elect a new government today. The media have...

Burundi: war crimes tribunal

Agathon Rwasi calls for the creation of a war crimes tribunal in Burundi and comments on the release of “thousands of people classified as “political prisoners” by a new political...

Liberia: Charles Taylor

Yebo Gogo reports that despite calls to arrest Charles Taylor and hand him over to the Liberian authorities, Nigeria is still procrastinating about the hand over.

DRC: Kabila's Rwandan Ties Questioned

Renouveau Congolais posts (FR) a picture in which DRC transitional president and presidential candidate Joseph Kabila allegedly stands to the right of Rwandan General Paul Kagame during the 1994 Rwandan...

Chad: Peace and Mika Yondoloum

Le Pangolin posts (FR) a reader's comment about the potential for Liberal Party presidential candidate Mika Lelita Yondoloum to bring peace to Chad. The reader, Citoyen Lambda, feels strongly that...

Iran: Just Nuke it!

Thanks to Say no to crack blog we discover T-Shirts & sweat shirts with “Nuke Iran” slogan on them! Say no to crack has given us a link to a...

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