November 20, 2012

We Are All to Blame for the Agony of Congo

Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

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With all eyes on other troublespots, the world knows little, and seems to care even less, about the cycle of violence in the DRC.

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TAGGED: M23, North Kivu, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of Congo, DRC, Congo, Africa


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Mali's Looming War: Can Islamists Be Driven Out?
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Even as Mali split apart this spring in the single largest advance for Islamist extremism in years, only briefly did the world’s latest frontline in the war on terror show signs of its newfound significance. Refugees poured... more ››
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Events Fail to Stir Teflon Jacob Zuma
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Unacceptable Status Quo in South Africa
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November 12, 2012
The Dangerous March of Boko Haram
Combating Terrorism Center
During the past year, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has expanded from its traditional area of operations in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State and is now capable of conducting attacks across a 900-mile breadth of... more ››