General Rios Montt whose human rights record after he seized power in Guatemala in 1982 was truly appalling. It had been hoped that since 1999 the chances of a growing and genuine democracy in that country was going to be good. Since Rios Montt announced his desire to return to
Shifting Sands: Instability in Undefined Asia Author: Strategic Foresight Group Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 04/28/2003 Category: Special Report There are periods in history when the world changes. The Second World War from 1939 to 1945, and the end of Cold War and apartheid from 1989 to
France: Another Political Thatcher is Born Author: Julio Godoy Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 05/15/2007 Category: Analysis Nicolas Sarkozy’s triumph in the French presidential elections could open the way for deep political and social changes, not unlike those that began with the era of Margaret Thatcher in
New Anti-corruption Drive Leaves Many Sceptical Author: IRIN Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 06/07/2007 Category: Comment The Cameroon government has launched a nationwide campaign to wipe out corruption, but citizens and diplomats are watching with a dubious eye this latest of several endeavours. President Paul Biya’s government
OF PASTORS, POLITICIANS AND PENNIES Author: Nkirote V. Laiboni Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 10/25/2007 Category: Opinion If you are keen on making bags of easy money in Kenya, there are two things you might want to consider. The first is to become a preacher. The second
Camaroon is a nation of great promise for peace and stability. As Golda Keng explains, this promise is threatened by inequalities and ethnic tensions, many of which are rooted in the country's colonial history.