UN sounds warning on CAR humanitarian crisis
By Azad Essa The Central African Republic is geared to become one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time if immediate action is not taken to increase aid to the country, according to the UN. Aurelien Agbenonci, from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)... Read more
The secret to Ethiopia’s counterterrorism success
By Mehari Taddele Maru After the fanfare accorded to the United States President Barack Obama by Kenya, the last stop was Ethiopia. Of grand symbolic importance, Obama’s visit to East Africa was clearly historic, as he is the first sitting US president to do so. A source of infectious... Read more
Eritrea blames migrant exodus on human trafficking
By Al Jazeera Eritrea has urged the UN Security Council to help bring human traffickers to justice, saying smuggling groups, not human rights abuses, were causing an exodus of migrants to Europe. About 5,000 people flee Eritrea each month, according to the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. Thousands of... Read more
PM Netanyahu: “Show Me the Science!”
By Dr. David Leffler Remember “Show me the money,” from the film Jerry Maguire? We ask Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Show me the Science!” He asserts that bombardment of Gaza will continue… . “We are determined to continue the campaign with all means and as is needed. We will not... Read more
Remarks as Prepared by White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region Philip Gordon at the Ha’aretz Israel Conference for Peace
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thank you for that kind introduction. I also …read more Source: AFRICAWIN Read more
A Statistically Tested Way to Stop Terrorism and Boost Iraq’s Economy
By Teresa Studzinski, M.A. and Dr. David Leffler Military personnel in Asia, Africa and Latin America practice group Transcendental Meditation to build resilience and to help protect their nations from terrorism and war NBC News reports that U.S. President Barack Obama said “I don’t rule out anything,” and “my national... Read more
Chiwetel Ejiofor: Success Has Only One Father!
By Rufus Kayode Oteniya The British Press calls him British but Nigerians want his Nigerian root to be acknowledged or perhaps be called a Nigerian outrightly. It is unbritish to share a glorious moment! The British are right to call Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor, the Oscar nominee and British Independent Film... Read more
Obama, World Leaders Pay Tribute to Mandela at Memorial Service
  Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, “the last great liberator of the 20th century.” Obama’s eulogy was... Read more
World Stands Still on News of Mandela’s Death
  In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread Thursday, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy... Read more
Putin Faults U.S Congress on Empowering Action against Syria Without U.N
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the U.S. Congress had no right to approve the use of force against Syria without a decision from the U.N. Security Council, and that doing so would be an “act of aggression”. He said “anything that is outside the U.N. Security Council... Read more