Posts Tagged ‘darfur

31
Jul
08

On air: Is the UN impotent?

The outgoing head of UN peacekeeping has said that the UN has “reached the outer limits of its ability to police world trouble spots”. They say they’ll never be able to put together a force for Somalia and the one for Darfur is struggling. Continue reading ‘On air: Is the UN impotent?’

14
Jul
08

On air: Justice or peace ?

Priya and i hit on the same area here regarding the International Criminal Court’s possible indictment of Sudanese president Omar al-Beshir.
Continue reading ‘On air: Justice or peace ?’

13
Feb
08

Morning musings

Greetings from a cold, crisp, magnificent morning in London…

We’re planning to devote most of tonight’s programme to the subject of pain, as you’ll see from Ben’s posting. But there are a few other interesting stories around. In Australia, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is promising firm action to help Aboriginal communities, after his formal apology for the injustices perpetrated by two centuries of white settlement. Can anything really make amends for the past suffering of Aborigines? What do you think the government should do to help improve Aboriginal lives? Continue reading ‘Morning musings’




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