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Tunis - November 2012

ctrp436 A Young and Watchful Eye on Changes

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Tunis – November 2012

Youth has long been the buzz word connecting to the uprisings in North Africa and in the Middle East in the spring of 2011.… Read Full Text

ctrp427 An African Political Safari

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photo by BBCWorldService on flickr

An African Election is a film that documents the struggle and achievements of the 2008 Ghanian elections.¬†… Read Full Text

Too Soon To Worry About Libya?

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A militia rolls into the airport and shuts down all air traffic, because they’re angry about something. ¬†Another militia goes into the offices of the electoral commission and burns ballots, because they’re upset about something. Officials from the International Criminal Court are arrested and later released, under suspicion of being spies.

– Eight months since the declaration of a new Libya and the end of Gaddafi’s rule, the steady stream of bizarre and sometimes dangerous activity continues in that country.… Read Full Text

They Felt Ignored

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Timbuktu photo by Emilio Labrador / flickr

Over the past weeks the stories have trickled in of events unfolding in Mali. In a rush to fill a knowledge void, many of us do quick research using sources from the past and present regarding this West African nation which in the 1300’s was an empire that controlled the very lucrative precious resource trade in that region. As a standard liberal democracy of today, it was thought of as a good example of a nation.… Read Full Text