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Tuesday, shortly after I posted a column on Secretary of State John Kerry's push to have the White House approve U.S. strikes on Syrian airfields — and how Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey pushed back strongly against the idea — I...
Here are five observations, most of them depressing, about the Syrian civil war, formulated in light of the announcement by the White House that President Bashar al-Assad's regime has, in fact, used chemical weapons and that, in response, the U.S. will...
Tags: Barack Obama, Iran's Nuclear Program, Genocide, Iran, Politics
ReutersBy Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, June 14 (Reuters) - East Africa's economies - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda - may need to do more than just present their budgets simultaneously if they are to draw the foreign investment they need to wean themselves off...
Reuters* UN shames countries where child soldiers recruited * Some Syrian children fight after families killed By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 12 (Reuters) - Syrian troops and rebels are recruiting children to fight in the country's civil war and...
The Hartford CourantAfter Henry Gift's mother died in Guyana from lack of access to medical treatment, he pledged to become a physician and bring healing to people with no access to doctors. Gift fulfilled that childhood pledge — he became an internist who provided...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In his seven years on the run from international justice, Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda became a symbol of the International Criminal Court's impotence. Now the court, which lacks a police force to arrest those it has...
MANILA, Philippines -- Joseph Foltz of Petoskey, deputy chief for the Office of Environment, Energy and Climate Change at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Philippines, was recently honored for his outstanding work in the...
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — On Nov. 19, armed men from a rebel group called the M23 were looking for a prominent civil society leader in a village outside Goma, a provincial capital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He'd been...
Re "Pressure mounts on U.S. to curtail aid to Rwanda," Dec. 21 This article casually mentions the killing of about 5 million people in Congo, many of them by rebels assisted by Rwanda, which receives U.S. aid. I was under the impression that the...
In a bid to quell violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo late Monday on two armed groups accused of rape and mass killings. The decision came just before Rwanda, which has been...
A former Rwandan minister was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in jail for crimes tied to the nation's brutal genocide, including handing out machetes to a Hutu militia and spurring them to kill Tutsis. Witnesses described Augustin Ngirabatware as being...
At 24, Clemantine Wamariya knows more about trauma and survival than most of us ever will. If we're lucky. When Wamariya was 6, she and her sister were forced to flee the ethnic killings in Rwanda, spending the next several years in a series of...
Jun 19, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jun 14, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jun 14, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Jun 12, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Apr 12, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Mar 19, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 13, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Dec 23, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 25, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 1, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 20, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Oct 5, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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