The OSCE Chairperson, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, on a working visit to Moscow this week, emphasized the need to promote trust, confidence and reconciliation among the OSCE participating States. “As OSCE Chair, Ukraine attaches particular attention to maintaining a balanced approach across the different areas of the OSCE’s work, and to promoting trust, confidence [...]
Fifteen months after a “reconciliation” commission submitted to the Sri Lankan government its recommendations following a probe into the country’s final years of the 1983-2009 civil conflict, little has happened according to local civil society and a recent UN report. Of the dozens of suggestions from the government-appointed Lessons Learnt Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), few on [...]
President Jacob Zuma says "phenomenal strides" have been made in the past 18 years in promoting national unity and reconciliation among South Africans.
PRINT EMAIL SHARECENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategyPhoto: US Army AfricaLRA fighters can decide to join Uganda’s army BANGUI, 30 October 2012 (IRIN) – Uganda’s practice of pardoning and then integrating into its military captured or surrendered members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), getting them to hunt down their former comrades-in-arms, has come in for criticism by civilians affected by the rebel group in the Central African Republic (CAR).”This strategy is a real insult to the victims,” said Gaétan Zangagoumé, chairman of a victims’ association in Obo, capital of Haut-Mbomou Prefecture. The area, in the extreme southeast of CAR, has been heavily affected by LRA activities.
The European Commission has launched a two million euro project to preserve the cultural heritage in Cyprus. The project is part of the European Commission’s aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot community.
Irrigation And Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva Says Sri Lanka is Taking Unique Steps to Expedite Reconciliation
Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told the 126th session of the Inter Parliamentary Union that Sri Lankan government is taking unique and durable measures to expedite the reconciliation process at the end of a three decades ruthless war.
Speaking of political benchmarks, Marc Lynch draws attention to another sad story on the Iraqi political front: that of amnesty for Sunni prisoners. The floundering of another reconciliation legislative initiative has received less attention: an amnesty bill proposed by the Maliki government. The issue of Sunni prisoners gets little discussion in the US, but it [...]
Two families in southern Egypt that captured and forcefully shaved each others’ leaders earlier in the year have agreed to end their dispute, the Al Ahram daily reported on Friday.