Indian Women Peacekeepers Hailed in Liberia
They are trained in sophisticated combat tactics and weaponry, crowd and mob control, counter-insurgency. They patrol the streets of the Liberian capital, expected to keep the peace after years of war.
UN Condemns Gaddafi Jihad Call
The United Nations and European Union have condemned a call from Libya’s leader for Muslims to carry out jihad against Switzerland over a recent vote to ban the construction of minarets in the European country.
Rwanda President’s Widow Held in France Over Genocide
The widow of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose assassination triggered the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested in France. Agathe Habyarimana is accused by the current Rwandan government of helping to plan the 1994 genocide, and has long been sought by prosecutors there.
Net Puts Kenya at Centre of Chile Rescue Efforts
Kenya is nearly 12,000km (8,000 miles) from Chile and is therefore perhaps not an obvious place from which to try to coordinate the earthquake relief efforts. And yet, on Saturday, within an hour of the massive quake, volunteers at a crisis group called Ushahidi sprang into action.