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Trauma Still Fresh for Rwanda’s Survivors of Genocidal Rape

Friday, April 11, 2014

KIGALI, Apr 11 (IPS) - Claudine Umuhoza's son turned 19 this Apr. 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he's not officially classified as a survivor of it. But his mother is.

U.S.-Colombia Labour Rights Plan Falls Short

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 09 (IPS) - Three years after Colombia agreed to U.S. demands to better protect labour rights and activists, a "Labour Plan of Action" (LPA) drawn up by the two nations is showing mixed results at best, according to U.S. officials and union and rights activists from both countries.

Criminal Court a U.S.-Israeli 'Red Line' for Palestinians

Monday, April 07, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (IPS) - When Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas decided to defy the United States and Israel over stalled peace negotiations, he formally indicated to the United Nations last week that Palestine will join 15 international conventions relating mostly to the protection of human rights and treaties governing conflicts and prisoners of war.

On 20th Anniversary of Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Lead

Monday, April 07, 2014

KIGALI, Apr 07 (IPS) - When Rwandan Member of Parliament Veneranda Nyirahirwa was just a girl, she wasn't allowed to attend secondary school because of her ethnicity. 

Taliban Provokes New Hunger for Education

Monday, April 07, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Apr 07 (IPS) - Following scattered defiance of the Taliban earlier, a new wave of students is now heading for education in schools and colleges across the troubled north of Pakistan.

Discomfort over Crimea Annexation Among Emerging Powers

Saturday, April 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 05 (IPS) - Last month's annexation by Russia of Crimea and the West's reaction have placed emerging regional powers, which have generally supported Moscow's position on key geopolitical developments, in a difficult position, according to U.S. analysts.

Getting into CAR, When so Many Want to Get Out

Friday, April 04, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 04 (IPS) - In a country suffering from what the U.N. has called "ethno-religious cleansing", a "disappeared" state structure and "unacceptable sectarian brutality," gaining access to the population of the Central African Republic has proven a difficult and sometimes deadly task for humanitarian workers.

Misgivings Rise Over Afghan Poll

Friday, April 04, 2014

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Apr 04 (IPS) - "If Abdullah will become president, the will of Afghan people will be respected. Otherwise – especially if Zalmai Rassoul will be indicated as the winner – a new conflict will start and our country will become more insecure." The remark by Abdullah Abdullah supporter Qazi Sadullah Abu Aman is typical of uncertainties and accusations rising as election day draws close on Saturday.

Truman Was Less “Pro-Israel” than Commonly Known, New Book Says

Thursday, April 03, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 03 (IPS) - With U.S.-mediated Israel-Palestinian peace talks once again dangling over the abyss, a new book has kicked up controversy over the roots of U.S. policy toward Israelis and Palestinians.

Philippines Fights Chinese Muscle With Law

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

MANILA, Apr 02 (IPS) - After a year of futile diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the South China Sea disputes, the Philippines has risked permanent estrangement with China by pressing ahead with an unprecedented arbitration case before a United Nations court at The Hague, while ironing out a new security pact with the U.S.

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