Category Archives: Politics
Spain: Is corruption scandal the last straw?
The latest corruption scandal in Spain involved allegations against a number of high-ranking current and former government officials, including the Prime Minister.
Venezuela: The future hangs on Chávez´s health
Since Hugo Chávez’s went to Havana in mid-December for an emergency operation, the 58-year-old Venezuelan president´s health status has turned into a storm of rumours, as uncertain as his fourth term in the presidential office.
Mali: Why France is fighting for West Africa
Officially, French soldiers are fighting in Mali for security reasons. But is it out of charity that leads the French Government to do so? “We want to be sure that Mali is safe when we withdraw our troops. We want Mali Read on! →
USA: New York law marks the start of gun control
The NY SAFE legislation is the first law since the Sandy Hook shooting to tighten gun ownership, but it comes in the middle of a bitter political fight.
Rwanda: Corruption will not be tolerated
Rwanda has been the most successful country in East Africa in stamping out the graft culture, but is it at the cost of freedom?
Syria: Assad’s speech means there is no end in sight
There is no expectation of peace in the near future as the Syrian President refuses to step down and to create a transitional governing body.
Palestine: The decline of Christianity in the West Bank
The last six decades has seen Christian populations plummet in Palestine. What is causing this mass exodus from this Christian landmark?
Sri Lanka: Former rebel speaks of uneasy peace
There has been relative peace in Sri Lanka since the civil war ended between Tamils and government forces, but discrimination is still rife.
Nigeria: Countering the terrorism of Boko Haram
The religious violence in Nigeria’s fractured Northern region has worsened, yet Goodluck Jonathan’s government still doesn’t have a rescue plan
DRC: Peace talks with rebels resumed
Negotiations between the M23 rebels and the Kinshasa government have resumed today, after they were suspended over Christmas.