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Obama Should Visit Gaza

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by Medea Benjamin

3 Jun 09 | ei

U.S. President Obama should visit the Gaza Strip to see the death and the destruction caused by Israel’s recent attacks.


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3 June 2009 at 4:06 pm

Study Likens Israel to South African Apartheid; U.S. Pressed to End Gaza Blockade

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2 Jun 09 | PTV, FT, Ha’aretz, CSM and LAT

An expert study concludes that Israel is policing Palestinian territories with an apartheid system that resembles the one which almost fragmented South Africa.


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Somalia Facing ‘Foreign Invasion’; A.U. Chairman Defends ‘Pirates’

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30 May 09 | AJE and PTV

Sharif Ahmed, Somalia’s president, has said his country is being “invaded” by foreign fighters who are joining armed groups in their attempt to overthrow the government. Al-Shabab, one such armed group, reportedly has up to 1,000 foreign fighters in its ranks. Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports. (2:28):

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30 May 2009 at 3:37 pm

African Nations Call for Somalia Blockade

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21 May 09 | PTV and BBC

A six-nation east African body has urged the U.N. to impose an aerial and maritime blockade on Somalia, where local fighters are trying to oust the government.


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21 May 2009 at 5:31 pm

Posted in Africa, UN

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Chad Forces ‘Set to Enter Sudan’

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20 May 09 | AJE

Chad’s armed forces will soon enter Sudan to head off a planned assault by opposition fighters around its eastern border, the country’s interim defence minister says.


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20 May 2009 at 9:06 am

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U.N. Signals ‘No’ to A.U. Request for Somalia Peacekeepers

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16 May 09 | VOA News and BBC

The United Nations Security Council has told the African Union it will not take over the A.U. peacekeeping mission in Somalia under current conditions. But African officials remain hopeful the world body will change its mind.


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16 May 2009 at 7:21 pm

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A.U. May Seek NATO Help in Somalia Crisis; U.S. Blames Eritrea for Somali Instability

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15 May 09 | PTV and AWC News

The African Union says if the situation gets further out of control, it may ask assistance from NATO forces stationed in Somalia’s pirate-infested waters. Read the rest of this entry »

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16 May 2009 at 2:56 am

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