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ethnic violence and man-made famine have turned South Sudan into Africa’s worst
disaster since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The crisis shows the limits of
humanitarian aid and will have devastating long-term effects. It also poses a test
for the international community, which must decide whether to intervene at a
time when multilateralism is out and realpolitik is in.
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
leftist government may be the next domino to topple in Latin America. The
oil-based economy was in trouble well before a devastating earthquake struck on
April 16. President Rafael Correa has already decided to sit out the 2017
elections, but if his ruling party botches the reconstruction effort, he will
have little chance for a comeback in 2021.
Dr. John Polga-Hecimovich
Tension between the Mediterranean Sea’s northern and southern shores is nothing new. In fact, it is ancient, dating back well before 1830, when France colonised Algeria in an effort to suppress the piracy, slave trade and smuggling that had infested those waters for centuries, and also to satisfy commercial interests.