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“Paradigm Shift’ Boosts Congo Peace Prospects

I walked into the State Department just over a year ago to take on my new role of U.S. Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Part of my eagerness in accepting the job came from the recognition that we were entering a period of unprecedented international commitment to and partnership with Africa, including the Great Lakes Region.

The Dirty Hand of Qatar in Sudan’s Conflicts

The question is how ill-informed and self-interested the world community can get. Are they so entranced by Qatar's message that they have failed to notice the fact that the Emirate is speaking out of both sides of its mouth? Do they really think that once they've bought into Qatar's influence over the Muslim Brotherhood, that it will end there?

New Attacks On Timbuktu’s Ancient Sites Deplored

AFRICANGLOBE - The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called on the international community to act urgently to protect Mali's cultural heritage after the latest wave of destruction at Timbuktu.

Ethnic Politics Now Shaping Events in Northern Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethnic politics continue to be significant in events in northern Mali, with militant groups appealing to ethnic fears to gain support. As Mali...

Countdown to Military Intervention in Mali Begins

AFRICANGLOBE - Mali is looking forward to assistance from the international community to stabilise the country and hold elections. Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra...

Stalled Sudans’ Talks Dash Hopes of Possible Agreement Before 2 August

Hopes ,even for, a partial agreement over the outstanding issues evaporated Sunday when the Sudan and South Sudan negotiators failed to reach an agreement...

International Community ‘Complicit’ in Somalia Strife

The international community has for years engaged in numerous initiatives ostensibly to return Somalia into a functioning state again. But according to a leaked...

5 Tips To Succeed In Africa

Simon Lucas is the CEO of Reltex Africa Ltd, situated in Athi River, Kenya. The company manufactures and supplies the international community with shelter-related products,...

Darfur Conflict Moves Into New More Dangerous Stage

Amid claims of declining violence and wider regional transformations, the Darfur conflict has all but vanished from the international agenda since 2010. Virtually unnoticed...

Congo: Quest for Peace in the Great Lakes Region

The International Community is weighing options to help the embattled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) address the crisis in its east, following a break...

Renewed Calls for ‘Steep’ Sanctions On Sudan Over Abyei

South Sudan said it is time the international community imposes "steep sanctions" on Sudan for its "deliberate" failure to comply with a Security Council resolution calling for an end to hostilities and the immediate withdrawal of troops from Abyei.

South Sudan’s President Criticizes World’s Stance on Heglig Dispute

South Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit on Friday strongly criticised international community including the United Nations and African Union for showing "deliberate" failure to...

South Sudan Pleads for International Assistance in Tackling Khartoum’s Aggression

South Sudan is now urging the international community to urgently intervene and resolve a crisis between the new nation and its northern neighbour, which...

Al-Shabaab Targets Internally Displaced Persons

The international community yesterday called for respect of civilian life and humanitarian agencies in Mogadishu as Al-Shabaab mortar attacks continued in the Somali capital,...

European and Asian Ships Continue to Plunder Somali Waters

The international community has failed to grapple with the real underlying political and economic issues facing the troubled East African nation of Somalia, which...

The European Scramble For Somalia

AFRICANGLOBE - A huge international conference is being organised in London on Somalia, but it does not have the support of the citizens. It will fail because what the 'international community' has failed to learn over the years is that Somalis are fiercely independent people.