Kenyan Election Dispute Claims Many Victims

On January 1st, 2008 people were burned in a church at Kiambaa in Eldoret town by protesters of the December 27, 2007 election results in favor of the current Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki.   Violence was reported countrywide and was particularly … Continued

Beyond AFRICOM: Toward a New Concept of Security in Africa

Attaining security in the post-9/11 world has shaped the Bush administration’s foreign policy paradigm and has prompted a reorganization of the United States’ entire national security apparatus. New rules have been assigned, new positions created, and the US government has … Continued

D.R. Congo Brief History Profile

Feb 5, 1885 – 1908: Congo is colonized and becomes a private property of  Leopold II, King of Belgium. 1908 – 1960: Congo becomes a colony of the Belgian nation. June 24, 1960 – September 1960: Patrice Emry Lumumba elected Congo’s Prime Minister. He was assassinated … Continued

Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation in Kenya

Friday, January 25, 2008 was designated as a special day of prayer for peace and reconciliation in Kenya.  To mark this day, the Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a special prayer included below.  You are  invited to join in … Continued

Senator Obama Pushes for Peace in Kenya

In the midst of rallies in Iowa and café stops in New Hampshire, Senator Barack Obama has been on the phone, attempting to resolve the political crisis in Kenya that has claimed approximately 500 lives and displaced nearly 200,000. He … Continued

Fairness and Firmness in Sierra Leone Elections

The 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections held in Sierra Leone this year worked.   It was the second election since end of the hostilities that tore the country apart and the third multiparty election since the mid 1990’s.  This bodes well … Continued

No HIV/AIDS Treatment for the Children

According to the UNAIDS 2006 Report, 2.3 million children under the age of 15 live with HIV/AIDS around the world. Of those children, 2.1 million live in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005 alone, an estimated 700,000 children were newly infected, mainly … Continued

Privatizing Violence in Africa

One of the goals of the United States’ new military command for Africa, AFRICOM, as defined by the Department of Defense (DOD) is to promote security and stability on the continent by increasing the security capability of African countries. This … Continued

Congo Voices

The issue of security in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C) seems to be a tough puzzle to solve.  Violence has resumed since late August 2007 and many people are dying, women are being raped, and children are forcefully … Continued

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