Global News Journal

from Africa News blog:

Sudan struggles

May 11, 2008

By reaching the gates of Khartoum, Darfur rebels have dealt one of the heaviest blows to Sudan's traditionally Arab ruling elite since independence in 1956.

Myanmar: Bloggers discuss cyclone disaster

May 7, 2008

Mong Palatino is South East Asia editor of Global Voices, which monitors citizen media in the developing world. Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content of this post — the views are the author’s alone.

Zimbabwe: New Technologies in Fight for Democracy

May 7, 2008

Ndesanjo Macha is Sub-Saharan Africa Editor of Global Voices, which monitors citizen media in the developing world. Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content of this post — the views are the author’s alone.

Haiti: finding relief for hunger in children

May 6, 2008

Juliana Rincon is video editor of Global Voices, which monitors citizen media in the developing world. Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content of this post — the views are the author’s alone.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Is a spring offensive in Afghanistan really likely?

May 4, 2008

(Luke Baker is with the U.S. army in eastern Afghanistan) 

January file photo of U.S. Black Hawk in Afghanistan/Ahmad MasoodThe snows have largely melted in the Hindu Kush and the high trails over the mountains between Pakistan and Afghanistan are once again passable. What's more, Tehrik-e-Taliban's leader, Baitullah Mehsud, looks like he may secure a peace deal with Pakistan's new leadership, including the possibility of Pakistan's security forces backing off from attacking his hideouts in South Waziristan.

from Africa News blog:

Should Tsvangirai accept a runoff poll in Zimbabwe?

May 3, 2008

MDC leader Morgan TsvangiraiAfter a month of withholdingZimbabwe's presidential poll results, electoral authorities on May 2 announced what was widely known to be the real outcome: President Robert Mugabe had lost the vote. The announcement gave opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai 47.9 percent of the vote but said he faces a runoff after failing to gain enough votes for an outright majority. Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change denounced the result as scandalous and maintained its stand that it had won more than 50 percent of the vote and that Mugabe's 28-year rule was over.