Author: Marco Stojanovik

A Revised Approach Is Needed To Implement Peace In Mali

Despite international peace efforts, the crisis in Mali continues to linger and transform. Spiralling violence is moving southward towards the capital Bamako, and has already spilled over to neighbouring countries. A weakened state is proving unable to meet the needs and demands of its people. Meanwhile, the United Nations peacekeeping

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Ethiopia’s Coup Attempt Shows The Fragility Of Democratic Reform Plans

Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia following a failed coup attempt in the northern Amhara region, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Thursday. According to a party based in the region – the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) – 56 party members and sympathizers had been detained

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Retaliatory Ethnic Violence Is Destabilizing Central Mali

Dozens of people have been reportedly killed in attacks on two villages in central Mali amid rapidly deteriorating security conditions. A local mayor told Reuters News Agency that unidentified gunmen arrived on motorbikes before attacking the villages of Yoro and Gangafani. According to Malian military officials, 41 mostly ethnic Dogons

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Ending The War In Yemen – The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Peaceful solutions are direly needed in Yemen as the Civil War stretches into its fifth year. Since March 2015 the country has deteriorated into what the United Nations (UN) has labelled the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Figures released by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED)

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A Peaceful Solution Is Needed For The Crisis In Libya

The Crisis Prolonged military fighting in Libya’s capital Tripoli is threatening to destabilize the United Nations (UN) peace process between rival governments. Initiated by General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the offensive has been successfully held off by forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). 

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Will Rising US-Iran Tensions Lead To Violent Conflict?

Four commercial ships have been damaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), heightening existing regional tensions between the United States (U.S.) and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear programme. Emirati officials reported the attacks on Sunday, May 12th, and had occurred near the port of Fujairah, one of the

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Unprecedented Mass Extinction Threat

In the most comprehensive report of its kind to date, the United Nations has detailed the unprecedented current rate of decline in biodiversity –  tens to hundreds of times higher than in the past 10 million years. Compiled over the last three years by more than 450 scientists and diplomats, and

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General Haftar Continues Advance On Tripoli

Libyan National Army (LNA) forces will continue their advance on the capital of Libya, general Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-proclaimed eastern parliament, has said. Haftar launched the offensive on April 4 in order to capture the capital and west of Libya from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA),

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Tibetans Leaving India After 60 Years

The Tibetan refugee community in India has sharply declined since 2011 from around 150,000 to 85,000 according to Indian government data. Tibetan authorities say that the Tibetan diaspora now spreads across 40 countries. Quoted Indian officials say the decrease could be linked to the absence of a national refugee policy.

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