Stories about War & Conflict from February, 2006
Uganda-CAN reports from the Northern region on the plight of child soldiers. Even after being rescued and returned home, the children still suffer from being stigmatised by their own families and friends.
Nepal: Layers in trouble
Nepal: 5 Point Plan
Black Star Journal reports on the continuing crisis in the DRC and points to three articles on the country's state of affairs.
Safrang writes about civil society in Afghanistan : “As the world is becoming a small but global village such proceedings not only entails scattering within the human family but also undermines the efforts for peace and solidarity around the globe. The civil society of Afghanistan, likewise, does not consider resorting...
Abbas Maroufi, Germany based famous writer, poet and blogger, has writtena poem about nuclear energy (Persian). He says in this nuclear energy is not modern, killing people is not modern, a stone is always modern, but throwing stone is not modern…a flower for you, every day, is modern.
Sri Lanka: Peace Process
Sri Lanka: Identity Politics
Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog reports on Hamas’ alleged connection to the Chechen rebels, recently brought to light by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
Love is in the air this week and even hardened Iraqi bloggers go mushy at the knees on Valentines day. The cartoon controversy has been brewing with more thoughtful comments and Iraq has been dealing with its own controversy – the demon of abuses by British and American troops has...
Congo Watch reports that The UN has told the Congolese forces that they will not longer provide support unless human rights violations stop.
In 1970 a boy of ten Nhem En joined Khmer Rouge. He was sent to study photography in China, and six years later became a photographer of death at Tuol-Sleng genocide museum, the site of S-21. He told journalists in 2001 about his past work that “they [the prisoners] always...
Sri Lanka: Knowing Peace
Christian Garbis discusses the end of talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which ended without a deal over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Andy of Taking Aim looks at reports on the battle that took place in a Southern Russian village this past Friday, “one of the largest battles seen in outside of Chechnya for a while.”
The Passion of the Present points to a report in the NY Times ” Disposable cameras for disposable people…………Meet some of the disposable people of Darfur, the heirs of the disposable Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Rwandans and Bosnians of past genocides. Look carefully, for several hundred thousand people like these have...
Rwandan Survivors posts a letter from a survivor of the Rwandan genocide….”am 26 and I am a genocide survivor. Sincerely speaking, I have got no words to express the genocide. It is something that can end on a political aspect but for survivors, this crime is everlasting. You are called...