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Colonialism, Coups and Conflict: Understanding Today’s Violence in the Central African Republic

By Devon Douglas-Bowers PART I The Central African Republic is now awash in media coverage over the ongoing sectarian violence and general upheaval in the country. But while many outlets discuss the volatile situation in the CAR, few analyses have put the violence in a historical context to discuss the way that countries like France,…

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The Struggle Against Ebola Continues Despite Reported Decline

Liberia, Guinea laud progress while Sierra Leone battles renewed threats By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° African leaders, healthcare professionals, international humanitarian organizations and others have praised the work done in battling the latest and most deadly outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the epicenters of the latest outbreak of…

Ukrainegate: NATO Weapons for Truce

By Oriental Review Initially it seemed surprising that on the first day of the negotiations marathon in Minsk a bill to “provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine in order to defend itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine” would be introduced in the US Congress. However, it soon became clear that its…

A Barbaric Lynching In the Dominican Republic

By Ezili Danto A group of six Haiti students in Santiago, Dominican Republic where Henry “Tulile” Claude Jean was found hung to death this week, searched for and found Tulile’s wife, Erzuline (or Erzilia?) Celuma, who is 22-years old. The Haiti group went to help the grieving family. After listening to the traumatized wife and…

At Russia’s Border, NATO Mobilizes 30,000 Troops

By Manlio Dinucci For NATO’s defense ministers meeting in Brussels yesterday, it was “a very busy day.” After the bilateral meeting, in which U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sent instructions to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Nuclear Planning Group met. (Italy participates in this group, violating the Non-Proliferation Treaty.) What they decided is unknown,…