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U.S. Fears Burundi Ultimatum Will Trigger Violence This Weekend

U.S. Fears Burundi Ultimatum Will Trigger Violence This Weekend Reuters, New York Times 5 November 2015 Image: Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza- Copyright: Reuters UNITED NATIONS — The president of Burundi's five-day ultimatum for people to hand over illegal firearms or be treated as enemies of the state may spark extensive bloodshed in the coming days, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday. "The United States is alarmed

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The State Department Turns Its Back on Syrian Christians and Other Non-Muslim Refugees

The State Department Turns Its Back on Syrian Christians and Other Non-Muslim Refugees Nina Shea, The National Review 2 November 2015   Image: Lebanese and Syrian Christian Maronites pray for peace in Syria, in Harisa, Jounieh. (Reuters/Hasan Shaaban) Over the past five years of Syria’s civil war, the United States has admitted a grand total of 53 Syrian Christian refugees, a lone Yazidi, and fewer than ten Druze, Bahá’ís, and Zoroastrians

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Iraqi Christians Face Extinction

Iraqi Christians Face Extinction: an interview with Joseph T. Kassab Jerry Gordon, New English Review 2 November 2015    Image: Map of Iraqi Christian area of Nineveh Plains One of the oldest Christian minorities in the Middle East is in danger of extinction: the Assyrian Chaldeans in Northern Iraq and adjacent Syria. They are descendants of ancient Babylonians and Assyrians who were converted to Christianity in the First Century by disciples

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Another Synod of Bishops Demands Attention

Another Synod of Bishops Demands Attention – especially from US Catholics John L. Allen Jr., Crux 26 October 2015   Image: Christian children prayed during Mass at the St. Joseph Cathedral in Ankawa, Irbil, in northern Iraq last December. The Christians were expelled from their homes in August, 2014 when the Islamic State group militants attacked their villages in the Nineveh Province. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen) During the past month, the 2015

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Western Journalism and Sudan
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Western Journalism and Sudan: a painful deficit, with growing consequences Dr. Eric Reeves, Sudan Tribune 20 October 2015   Image: Life as a displaced person with nowhere to go (photograph by Human Rights Watch) News organizations rarely worry about balancing their reporting on humanitarian crises around the world; on the contrary, there are gross imbalances driven by the spectacular (natural disasters), proximity to Western countries and Japan,

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Strong Evidence of Genocide in Myanmar

Exclusive: 'Strong evidence' of Genocide in Myanmar Al Jazeera 28 October 2015     Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered what amounts to "strong evidence" of a genocide coordinated by the Myanmar government against the Rohingya people, according to an assessment by Yale University Law School. The Lowenstein Clinic spent eight months assessing evidence from Myanmar, including documents and testimony provided by Al Jazeera and the

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EFF marches: ‘This isn’t a Mickey Mouse organisation’

EFF marches: 'This isn't a Mickey Mouse organisation' Greg Nicolson, Daily Maverick 28 October 2015     Image: Police estimate there were 50,000 people on Tuesday's march, making it the largest in recent local history. (Greg Nicolson) Tuesday's Economic Freedom Fighters march was the perfect opening to the party's 2016 election campaign. The numbers were huge, the demonstration peaceful, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange provided material

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Exploring Stories of Genocide and Justice after Conflict

Exploring Stories of Genocide and Justice after Conflict Samantha Lakin, TED Talk 18 October 2015   Here is a Ted Talk by Samantha Lakin through TedXFulbright Santa Monica 2015. She spoke about Exploring stories of Genocide and Justice after Conflict in Rwanda.      Copyright: TED Talk 2015

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More Than 300 Captives Rescued From Boko Haram

More than 300 Captives Rescued from Boko Haram Gbenga Akingbule and Patrick McGroarty, Wall Street Journal 28 October 2015 Image: A photo provided by the Nigerian army on Wednesday showed some of the 338 people who were rescued after being held by Boko Haram and evacuated to Mubi, Nigeria. Photo: Nigerian Army/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigeria’s military said it had rescued 338 captives from villages near the Sambisa

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Conference on North Korea Considers Ways to End Kim Dynasty

Conference on North Korea considers ways to end Kim Dynasty Johns Hopkins University SAIS 28 October 2015   On Tuesday October 27th, Genocide Watch attended a conference regarding North Korea at Johns Hopkins University. The conference titled, U.S. Policy Toward North Korea: The case for Instituting a More Effective, Human Rights-Centric Approach was sponsored by several organizations including the U.S. Korea Institute at SAIS, the International

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