While Malians are waiting for the second round of Presidential elections (11 August 2013), Zimbabweans gathered numerous today in line at the polling stations for a landmark Presidential election. Despite claims that voting has been rigged, thousands of people walked across the country this early morning (7.00 am local time) for what it’s said to… Read More Election day in Zimbabwe: a vote for change?
On the 19th of July 2013, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, announced that from that day on, anyone who arrived to Australia by boat, without documents and in search for asylum, will not be able to stay on Australian territory as a refugee. For a country who’s national anthem ironically sings: “For those who’ve come across… Read More Australia: doors closed to refugees, you can go to Papua New Guinea instead
“The most difficult work of these negotiations is ahead, and I am hopeful that both the Israelis and Palestinians will approach these talks in good faith,” US President Barak Obama said on Monday (Aljazeera). He welcomed the path of negotiations launched today and thanked US Secretary John Kerry who is orchestrating the imminent peace talks… Read More Peace talks have started in Washington between Israel and Palestine
Not much to do add to the images of this video. At least 37 people died (5 of them were children), 11 injured when a bus careered off a viaduct on a highway A16 Napoli-Canosa in the surroundings of Irpinia (Campania, Italy). Around 50 passengers on board, few are the survivors and many in bad… Read More Bus crash in Southern Italy causes at least 37 victims
Almost seven millions people are eligible to vote as the ballot opens on Sunday at 8:00 local time, many amid threats and even more illiterate. Logistical problems are also present. Refugees living in the Mbere refugee camp near Bassikounou on the Mali-Mauritania border have to travel up to 18km just to vote, and the lines outside… Read More Malians gather to vote today after last year military coup
Middle East News Agency claimed that 75 were killed (Nasr City, Alexandria, Cairo – Egypt), while at least 1000 were wounded. Egyptian Health Minister stated instead only 20 were the victims and 177 injured, discrepancy in figures reveals a lot about the clashes. The reason might lay on the fact that many of the injured… Read More Protests continue, Egypt is bleeding from deadly division.
Nowadays it is impossible to ignore the news coming beyond the Great Wall: China is in the spotlight. The Red Dragon, along with US, is one of the most important players in the global economy. The predominant political standing of the US is still strong, but we cannot say the same of the economic power… Read More Should we really care if China’s economic growth slows down?