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UN Security Council merry go round selects rights abuser

UN Security Council merry go round selects rights abuser

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The annual election to choose five new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council produced both the expected and the near preposterous. The elections, actually selections by the 193 member General Assembly, saw no opposition for any of the two- year Council terms. Candidates were chosen based on […]

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Prospect of political Renaissance no comfort for civilians caught in the crossfire

Prospect of political Renaissance no comfort for civilians caught in the crossfire

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Amid the maelstrom of violence and uprisings sweeping the Middle East like a  sandstorm, comes the cherished and oft-naive hope of a Pan Arab Spring, a kind of political Renaissance from which democracy, human rights, and the sweet nectar of freedom will flow into the long-parched political landscape. […]

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France enables an Islamist takeover of Ivory Coast

France enables an Islamist takeover of Ivory Coast

Ironically, on the very day that France’s law banning the wearing of full-face coverings went into effect, French military forces helped Muslims add another country in Africa to their growing Caliphate – the Ivory Coast. The French, the former colonial rulers in the Ivory Coast, forced the surrender of former president Laurent Gbagbo to forces […]

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Abidjan holds its breath, awaiting final battle

Abidjan holds its breath, awaiting final battle

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Residents barricaded themselves inside their homes Sunday, blanketing windows and pushing furniture against doors as this country on Africa’s western coast tensely awaited the final battle between the two men who claim the presidency. Fighters backing the internationally recognized president, Alassane Ouattara, amassed at a tollbooth on the city’s northern edge, […]