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Archive for April, 2009

Q&A: Ask your questions about African women in power

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Q&A: Ask your questions about African women in power

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the political, economic and social implications of the rise of women power players in Africa. Listen now. Micheline Ravololonarisoa, Lynn Sherr and Aili Mari Tripp joined the conversation.

Posted: April 9, 2009 13:58   Comments: 1
U.S. captain still held hostage by Somali pirates

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U.S. captain still held hostage by Somali pirates

As hostage negotiators work to free U.S. Captain Richard Phillips from a group of Somali pirates, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the pirates' operation and how best to deter the growing problem of piracy.

Posted: April 9, 2009 13:53   Comments: 3
Sri Lanka’s long battle with rebels may be in last throes

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Sri Lanka’s long battle with rebels may be in last throes

Fighting is heating up in Sri Lanka as the government launches what the U.N. says may be a "final confrontation" with the rebel Tamil Tigers. But Maura R. O'Connor of the Pulitzer Center writes that regardless of the outcome of the battle with the Tigers, peace may not be in Sri Lanka's future given tensions between the country's various paramilitary groups.

Posted: April 9, 2009 13:06   Comments: 2
Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

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Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

Worldfocus producer Ara Ayer reported on a signature series from the Baltics and writes about those nations' efforts to retain their national and cultural identities, even as the global economic crisis looms and Russia reemerges as a world power.

Posted: April 9, 2009 12:07   Comments: 4
Full Show: April 8, 2009

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Full Show: April 8, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, April 8: Pirate attack off Somalia's coast, fears of violence between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq once American troops withdraw, scenes from the ghost towns of central Italy and the struggle to save the language of Lithuania.

Posted: April 8, 2009 18:12   Comments: 0
Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

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Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

During 50 years of Soviet occupation, Lithuanians hung on to their language as a not-so-quiet form of rebellion. Today, they want to protect it -- not from an occupying force, but from other languages.

Posted: April 8, 2009 18:11   Comments: 9
After Somali pirates seize U.S. ship, crew regains control

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After Somali pirates seize U.S. ship, crew regains control

Pirates in the waters off the coast of Somalia seized an American-flagged ship and took American hostages, before the crew successfully regained control -- though the ship's captain reportedly was still being held hostage late Wednesday. Barry Parker, a writer and maritime consultant, discusses piracy, an enormous and expensive international threat.

Posted: April 8, 2009 15:10   Comments: 3
Rising Sunni-Shiite violence threatens security in Iraq

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Rising Sunni-Shiite violence threatens security in Iraq

Bernard Haykel of Princeton University discusses a bombing in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad -- the third straight day of violent attacks in Iraq -- and new fears of violence between Sunnis and Shiites once American troops withdraw.

Posted: April 8, 2009 15:02   Comments: 1
Déjà vu as Thai protesters demand govt’s resignation

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Déjà vu as Thai protesters demand govt’s resignation

In a scene that might appear to be déjà vu in politically-unstable Thailand, thousands of protesters massed in Bangkok Wednesday demanding the government's resignation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the reasons for the current protests.

Posted: April 8, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
Moldova erupts into violent protests after elections

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Moldova erupts into violent protests after elections

Riots broke out in Moldova as thousands protested the Communist party's victory in parliamentary elections, claiming the results were falsified. One woman was killed and at least 100 were injured after the protests turned violent.

Posted: April 8, 2009 07:37   Comments: 5

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