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Central African Republic, Chad and France: Intervention only after Seleka losing, why?

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Central African Republic, Chad and France: Intervention only after Seleka losing, why? Lielit Kebede and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mass stereotypes is part and parcel of the Western mass media whereby stigmatizing one entire group becomes essential. Indeed, while members of the anti-Balaka innocently pose for photos, they don’t realize that Western media agencies will […]

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Fields of Bitterness (I): Land Reform in Burundi

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Fields of Bitterness (I): Land Reform in Burundi International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Burundi, whose population lives mainly in rural areas, is facing two land problems. The first is structural and due to poor land management, particularly in a context of high population growth, which generates violence and crime. The second is a legacy of […]

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President Djotodia of Central African Republic resigns: Sectarianism needs containing

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President Djotodia of Central African Republic resigns: Sectarianism needs containing Walter Sebastian and James Jomo Modern Tokyo Times The Interim President of the Central African Republic resigned along with the Prime Minister. President Michel Djotodia clearly couldn’t stay in power after his Seleka dominated Muslim forces committed many massacres against Christians. Djotodia tried to distance […]

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South Sudan and a Perennial Problem in Parts of Africa: Nation State and Instability

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South Sudan and a Perennial Problem in Parts of Africa: Nation State and Instability  Pierre Leblanc and Jay Doggett  Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is on the verge of a major internal conflict whereby only the enemies of this new entity will gain. Yet events in South Sudan are all too familiar in parts of […]

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Central African Republic and Christian Persecution: Role of France is Unclear

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Central African Republic and Christian Persecution: Role of France is Unclear Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations is demanding immediate support for the Central African Republic (CAR) during a very difficult period. Apparently over 450,000 people have fled their homes after the Muslim dominated Seleka took power and began […]

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Central African Republic in crisis: Animists and Christians singled out by Muslims in Seleka

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Central African Republic in crisis: Animists and Christians singled out by Muslims in Seleka Helmet Joachim Schmidt and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Central African Republic is in crisis once more because elements within Seleka are causing havoc. It is clear that President Michel Djotodia, the first Muslim leader of this nation, can’t […]

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Central African Republic and France: Bozize Forced Out by Seleka under Michel Djotodia

Central African Republic and France: Bozize Forced Out by Seleka Forces under Michel Djotodia Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Several months ago President Francois Bozize called for France and regional African nations to help the Central African Republic (CAR) from the advancing forces of Seleka. After the fall of the capital […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo: UN-broken Accord Signed by Regional Nations

Democratic Republic of Congo: UN-broken Accord Signed by Regional Nations Joachim de Villiers and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In a major development for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) it was announced that major regional African nations have signed a much needed accord which was brokered by the United Nations […]

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Military of Chad in Clashes with Islamists in Mali: France, Mali, Syria and the role of Qatar

Military of Chad in Clashes with Islamists in Mali: France, Mali, Syria and the  role of Qatar Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Chad lost 13 soldiers while fighting Islamist militants in northern Mali. It is known that 65 Islamists were killed in the intense fighting and this […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali: Multinational Forces Supporting Weak States

Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali: Multinational Forces Supporting Weak States Walter Sebastian and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Multinational forces in Mali led by France are currently bombarding Islamist forces in several parts of this country. Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) is deeply troubled by the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of […]

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