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· September, 2012

Stories about War & Conflict from September, 2012

28 September 2012

Turkey: Prime Minister Signals Negotiations with Kurdish Rebels

The Prime Minister of Turkey has signaled that he will negotiate with Kurdish rebels after months of deadly violence. In the past Turkey has been unwilling to do so despite...

Mexico: Missing Activist Aleph Jiménez Found Alive

Missing Mexican activist Aleph Jiménez was found alive and claims to have gone in hiding due to safety concerns. Netizens have mixed reactions to the news.

Zambia's “Imaginary” Terror Plot

Zambia appears to be on the brink of ethnic conflict after a separatist group from Southern Province claimed to have killed members of the President’s tribe. However, many Zambians regard...

27 September 2012

Iran: President Ahmadinejad's Men in Trouble

As President Ahmadinejad addressed the UN General Assembly on September 26, a foreign ministry spokesperson was attacked by protesters in New York and a government press adviser was arrested in...

Colombians Cautiously Optimistic About Peace Talks with FARC

The Colombian government is planning its first set of negotiations with FARC in a decade. While many Colombian bloggers welcome this decision, others do not see the negotiations leading to...

Russia: Ominous Predictions of Conflict in Dagestan

RuNet Echo

Dagestan is among Russia’s most impoverished and ethnically diverse republics. Recent tension between Sunni Sufi and Salafi communities suggest more conflict may not be far to come.

Documentary on Salvadoran ‘Guerrilleras’ Turns to Crowdfunding

Photographers Rebecka Bíró (Sweden/Spain) and Victoria Montero (Argentina) have teamed up to create 'Guerrilleras' a documentary and photography project about the experience of women in the guerrilla during the Salvadoran...

25 September 2012

Madagascar Struggles to Control Domestic Instability

The social and political upheaval engulfing Madagascar extends way beyond its cities. Government forces are also attempting to curb violence between cattle rustlers and farmers across southern Madagascar.

Why Mali's Army is Hesitant about Foreign Intervention in the North

24 September 2012

Twitter Manifesto Against Violence Targeting Mexican Netizens

Colombia: Political Blog ‘Atrabilioso’ Closes Down

DR of Congo: Rwanda is Helping the Rebellion, says Human Rights Watch

Myanmar: Cheers and Jeers for Peace Day Rally

Despite threats from the police, various groups in Myanmar staged peaceful actions to celebrate the International Day of Peace last September 21. The participants demanded an end in the civil...

19 September 2012

Syria: The Revolution through the Designs of Wissam Al Jazairy

Wissam Al Jazairy is a young Syrian graphic designer. The suffering of his people is evident in art work he published online as part of his contribution to the Syrian...

Syria: Happy Birthday Bashar?

Syrians marked the birthday of President Bashar Al Assad, who turned 47, on September 11, in their own way. With the Syrian Revolution reaching its bloodiest peak, many netizens took...

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