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· October, 2011

Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2011

Honduran Police Suspected of Killing Two University Students

  31 October 2011

Two university students were killed on October 22; La Gringa's Blogcito reports that four police suspected of killing the students were taken into custody but later “escaped”. “Even in this high profile case, it appears that police still attempted cover up and still felt free to intimidate reporters. What should...

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Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

  29 October 2011

Today's main headline in Yemen was the sudden departure of Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi to the US for medical treatment. Hadi's absence adds a new snag to the signing of the unpopular GCC deal, which Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been putting off for months. Noon Arabia has more.

D.R. of Congo/U.S.A: Conflict-Free: A Growing Movement

  29 October 2011

Alex Hellmuth and Tracy Fehr looks the growing conflict-free minerals movement in the US: “The progress made by Congo activists earlier this month in the state of California, the city of St. Petersburg, FL, and most recently at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is part of a dynamic conflict-free movement that...

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Kenya: Online Reactions to Suspected Al Shabaab Grenade Attacks

  25 October 2011

Following the Kenyan military offensive against the Somali militant group Al Shabaab, the group responded by attacking Kenya's capital with two deadly grenade attacks: one at a popular entertainment club and the other at a crowded bus stop in downtown Nairobi. The two incidents have provoked a conversation online.

Libya: A Convenient Execution

  24 October 2011

Alain Gresh outlines in his post on Libya, “An Ambiguous Liberation” [fr], that Gaddafi's execution “puts an end to the possibility of a trial that would have shone light on the support given to Gaddafi by different countries, including France and Great Britain, since 2003.”

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Syria : The “Free Army” defies the regime

  23 October 2011

Wearing bullet-proof vests and Kevelar helmets and holding assault rifles, 13 men make their way through an enthusiastic crowd (AR) which is warmly welcoming them with slaps on the back. It is the beginning of September in the Boustan al-Diwan district of Homs. For the towns activists today's "haul" is substantial. They are deserters from the Syrian army. Madjid Zerrouky explains:

Armenia: An Azerbaijani car in Yerevan

  22 October 2011

Fresh from his recent journey through Turkey, Areg Harutyunyan posts a photograph of a Mercedes with an Azerbaijani number plate driving on the roads of Yerevan, the Armenian capital, on his Google+ page. Although likely a foreign resident of the oil-rich country, the photo has initiated an interesting discussion as...

Uganda: LRA Survivor Bears Witness

  20 October 2011

Lord's Resistance Army survivor in Uganda bears witness: “Evelyn Apoko survived the Lords Resistance Army [LRA]. Here she responds to those who are stupidly misinformed and who have criticised President Obama’s decision to deploy 100 US troops to try to end the LRA’s war and capture Joseph Kony.”

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