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Europe and Africa: a genocidal history

During the "scramble for Africa" at the end of the 19th century, Germany had entered the game partly for economic and partly for geopolitical reasons.

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Obama's dangerous Asia "pivot"

The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift  a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.

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Summer months heat up West Papua conflict

Analysts of the West Papua conflict have observed an escalation in violent incidents through the year, with a pronounced uptick since May. Journalists and members of the West Papua community themselves have previously warned that the situation is deteriorating.

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War crimes and the bombing of Libya

Are we being dragged into a war  whose means violate the Geneva Conventions?  It is hard not to answer that question in anything but the affirmative.

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Tensions linger in Ivory Coast

The capture and detention of former President Laurent Gbagbo ends last week's military standoff in Côte d'Ivoire, but innumerable challenges remain.

Honduran resistance takes off

Two sets of realities are opposed: a small, wealthy, U.S.-backed minority and popular mobilization, always in the background, but now gathering new strength.

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Paramilitaries alive and well in Colombia

Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.

Aristide returns to Haiti, calls for inclusion of poor and disenfranchised

Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti this morning after a seven-year period of exile in South Africa.

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Will Wikileaks flap impact Peruvian elections?

Wikileaks is the gift that keeps on giving, a cornucopia of surprises for politicians and statespersons worldwide. Now it is Peru's turn.

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Ecuadorian judge says Chevron must pay $8 billion

The legal battle brings to light the tug of war between the sovereignty of an independent nation and the infringement of that right under corporate globalization.

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