Election day in Zimbabwe: a vote for change?

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?

Australia: doors closed to refugees, you can go to Papua New Guinea instead

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

Peace talks have started in Washington between Israel and Palestine

“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

Malians gather to vote today after last year military coup

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

Protests continue, Egypt is bleeding from deadly division.

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.