Continuing Instability in the Darfur Conflicts.

12 Mar 2021 – Despite the removal after 30 years of power of the Sudanese military dictator Omar Al-Bashir and his subsequent arrest; stability has not returned to Darfur; where fighting began in 2003. Although the Darfur conflict has faded from the headlines;
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Syria: The Start of a Long Night of Sorrow.

by Rene Wadlow. On 13 March 2011 in Derra, in the south of Syria; 15 teenage boys were arrested by Syrian security police; for having written hostile graffiti against President Bashar Al-Assad on a school wall. The arrests led to non-violent protests
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Ethiopia’s Tigray, a New Biafra?.

Photo by Taylor Wilcox on Unsplash. By Rene Wadlow. On 4 March 2021; at the United Nations, Mark Lowcock; the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; warned that a campaign of destruction is taking place in Ethiopia’s Tigray  Provence; saying that nearly five million of the
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Nagorno-Karabakh: Continuing Repercussions in Armenia.

This map describes the current situation in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but mostly governed by the de facto independent state, Republic of Artsakh. Image is a modified version of MarshallBagramyan’s map. File:Artsakh Occupation
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Kuan Yin : She who harkens to the cries of the world Wise in using skilful means, She manifests her countless form.

Photo by xiaochi1989 in Pixabay  By Rene Wadlow. May all living beings recognise others as part of the same family;  and so develop kindness towards all. May we contribute to peace in the world. May peace-loving people, East and West;  accomplish their goals
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Sudan: Difficult Transitions.

Photo by Mohamed Tohami on Unsplash. By Rene Wadlow. With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi;  a major figure of modern Sudanese politics;  leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. Sadeq was the great grandson
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Myanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges Ahead.

Pete Souza, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. By Rene Wadlow. The 8 November 2020 elections;  for the two houses of the Myanmar Parliament were carried out with little violence. The National League for Democracy (NLD);  headed by Aung San Suu Kyi won
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Virtual Education. The Path to the Democratization of Education.

Without a doubt;  we are living the most interesting moments of our lives. We are human beings with a global vision of the world;  and  we are concerned about events that take place in countries;  that are very different and far from
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Nagorno-Karabakh: A Phantom Republic Takes Center Stage

Photo by Sarin Aventisian on Unsplash From bitter searching of the heartQuickened with passion and with painWe rise to play a greater part.This is the faith from which we startMen shall know commonwealth againFrom bitter searching of the heart.— Frank Scott (1899-1985) 9
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