News headlines in September 2009, page 5

  1. U.S.: Fears of Blame for Defeat Shadow Afghan War Meetings

    Monday, September 28, 2009

    In a remarkable parallel with a similar turning point in the Vietnam War 44 years ago, President Barack Obama will preside over a series of meetings in the coming weeks that will determine whether the United States will proceed with an escalation of the Afghanistan War or adjust the strategy to reduce the U.S. military commitment there.

  2. GERMANY: Crisis Shackles New Govt

    Monday, September 28, 2009

    The economic crisis looks set to reduce the new government's commitments in development and environmental policy.

  3. UGANDA-RIGHTS: Bride price: you feel you are family property

    Monday, September 28, 2009

    John Owor is a paid spokesperson for brides and grooms. His job is to represent one of the parties during traditional marriage negotiations, which involves the payment of a bride price.

  4. SIERRA LEONE: Banned opposition radio station goes to court

    Monday, September 28, 2009

    Sierra Leone's largest opposition party has taken the country's media monitoring body to court for banning its radio station.

  5. POLITICS-CHINA: Coming Soon: A Stage-Managed 60th Anniversary Bash

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    When it comes to pageantry, China’s communist leaders leave little to chance. This October, which marks 60 decades of their rule over the Middle Kingdom, mass events and grand spectacles would have needed little choreography to elicit a joyous mood.

  6. SOUTH AMERICA-AFRICA: Coming Together to Fight Poverty

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    A declaration that puts an accent on the positions of the developing South and expresses a renewed commitment to cooperation in the fight against poverty and for development was signed by the leaders who met over the weekend in the second South America-Africa summit, on the Venezuelan island of Margarita.

  7. POLITICS-BURMA: Monks Silent and Simmering Two Years after Revolt

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    Burma’s monks are silent but seething with anger two years after the brutal state crackdown on their revolution.

  8. LATIN AMERICA: Strides and Setbacks for Domestic and Rural Workers

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    In the last few years, several Latin American countries have attempted to improve labour conditions for rural workers and domestics, whose labour rights have long been ignored. But the new laws, even those with limited scope, are not always enforced.

  9. LATIN AMERICA: Strides and Setbacks for Domestic and Rural Workers

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    In the last few years, several Latin American countries have attempted to improve labour conditions for rural workers and domestics, whose labour rights have long been ignored. But the new laws, even those with limited scope, are not always enforced.

  10. MIDEAST: A Good Time Not to Make Peace

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    Most analysts agree that the past week of Middle East diplomacy has actually set back the cause of peacemaking. If they are right that the intensive U.S.-led effort has actually diminished prospects for a breakthrough towards Palestinian-Israel peace, who is to blame?