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· December, 2006

Stories about War & Conflict from December, 2006

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

D.R of Congo: gorrilas at risk

Congo Rangers blog reports about the danger facing gorrilas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Unfortunately the risk to the gorillas isn’t just from stray bullets, but also from rockets...

Burundi: permanent solution to violence

“But to the Burundians I know, the idea that “peace and reconciliation” could be achieved while killers remain in power is a cruel joke. The difficult, messy truth is that...

Somali-Ethiopia conflict looms over Ethiopian blogosphere

War and rumours of war dominated the Ethiopian blogosphere this week as reports came in of bloody clashes between Ethiopian and Islamist troops in northern Somalia. Accounts of the conflict...

Nepal: Going home

United We Blog! on the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Nepal. “However, most of the IDPs were disappointed over the government’s indifference. Following the beginning of the peace...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Survivor and the Dutch

Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts “an e-mail from Srebrenica genocide survivor, Mr. Hasan Nuhanovic, who submitted the following opinion on recently awarded ‘medal of honor’ for those in Dutchbat who betrayed...

Serbia: Finding Karadzic and Mladic

Finding Karadzic writes about a Belgrade paper's attempt to help find Karadzic and Mladic: “Belgrade's Glas Javnosti has just outed the top 99 aiders and abettors of Karadzic and Mladic....

Iran:Holocaust Seminar and its Costs

Abtahi, a reformist politician, writes about Holocaust seminar in Iran.The blogger says :what is the reasoning behind the idea that the Iranian nation should pay for a historical research on...

Sri Lanka: One Soldier

Manshark's Random Rants on soldiers in Sri Lanka. “In reality then, doesn’t that one soldier, that one person who died forever, or in bits and pieces as he was de-limbed,...

To hell you f***ing murderer…to hell…go and meet your other chums who are burning in hell now!!!!

(or Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome) These were the words of, normally, mild-mannered blogger Marshmallow26 to the news that her uncle's neighborhood had been blown to pieces by a suicide...

Lebanon: Hassan Nassrallah

The secretary general of Hezbollah S H Nassrallah and his speech that was directed to the demonstrators partaking in the sit-in protest in Beirut was the subject of many posts...

Serbia: Discussion on Kosovo's Future

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Bangladesh: Remembering genocide and celebrating victory day

Some days are very special for a nation. 16th December is one such day for Bangladesh. Drishtipat Blog remembers the independence of Bangladesh 35 years ago. Time magazine December 20,...

The Saudis are Still Talking

In this week's roundup: Human Rights Watch's recent visit to Saudi Arabia, a recent poll showing Saudi Arabia to be the fifth least corrupt country in the world, Turki Al-Faisal's...

Sudan: should South Sudan separate?

Black Cush writes about the case for South Sudan to form a separate state, “South Sudan has the most untapped resource, in both human and natural. The vast oil reserves...

A First Round-Up of the Sudanese Blogosphere

Today in the Sudanese blogosphere, we notice a variety of opinions on different topics. Black Kush from South Sudan has 2 posts entitled “How Egypt is woeing South Sudan” where...

Chile: “Gay spies, murder and Henry Kissinger”

A body of documents discovered by Chilean investigative journalist Monica Gonzalez, was recently made public by the U.S. National Security Archive and is now publically available at the UNIACC university...

Uganda's IT Scene and More

While only 0.6 percent of Uganda's population are internet users, there is increasing evidence that both Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity is increasing, and that it is increasing in...

Russia: Caucasus Hatreds, and Peace

The First Chechen War began twelve years ago, in December 1994; the Second Chechen War followed five years later. Still, Chechnya remains part of the Russian Federation. Timur Aliev –...

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