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Archive for June, 2009

African nations meet to tackle economic hurdles

Interview (video)

African nations meet to tackle economic hurdles

World leaders gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday for the 19th annual World Economic Forum on Africa. Mojubaolu Okome of Brooklyn College discusses the forum and how the global economic crisis has impacted African countries.

Posted: June 10, 2009 12:32   Comments: 8
Retired military officers urge support of Obama, Gates defense budget

Pivotal Power

Retired military officers urge support of Obama, Gates defense budget

Thirteen former Generals and Admirals — representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force — asked Congress to support the 2010 Defense budget that Defense Secretary Robert Gates and President Barack Obama developed.

Posted: June 10, 2009 12:17   Comments: 0
Pakistanis in shock after deadly hotel bombing

Perspectives

Pakistanis in shock after deadly hotel bombing

On Tuesday, militants stormed the gates of the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshwar, Pakistan, where they detonated explosives that killed at least 11 people. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Karachi reacts to the recent violence.

Posted: June 10, 2009 10:47   Comments: 1
Pacific island set to accept Gitmo’s Chinese Muslims

Blogwatch

Pacific island set to accept Gitmo’s Chinese Muslims

The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau has agreed to accept 17 Chinese Muslims, members of an ethnic group known as Uighurs, who are being held at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. may reportedly give Palau up to $200 million dollars in exchange for accepting the detainees.

Posted: June 10, 2009 10:02   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on Bosnia’s delicate balance

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on Bosnia’s delicate balance

More than a decade after the war in Bosnia came to an end, tensions are high and officials warn that the country's peace deal is on the brink of collapse. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the roots of conflict and Bosnia's fragile peace. Nenad Pejic, Sarah Meharg and Srecko Latal joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 9, 2009 18:29   Comments: 0
Full Show: June 9, 2009

Full Show: June 9, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, June 9: A bomb blast at a hotel in Pakistan, U.S. military releases a suspect, election day in Iran nears and the British Labour Party suffers.

Posted: June 9, 2009 16:56   Comments: 0
One more reason to get a Mac

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One more reason to get a Mac

In another chapter of the story about how well Beijing is managing to manage Internet use in China, regulations issued yesterday require computers sold there to come with a program that blocks access to pornography sites.

Posted: June 9, 2009 16:43   Comments: 1
Guantanamo detainee sent to U.S. to stand trial

Interview (video)

Guantanamo detainee sent to U.S. to stand trial

Ahmed Ghailani, a detainee from Guantanamo Bay, arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday and was brought to a federal prison in New York to stand trial. Victoria Toensing, a former deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, discusses the future of Guantanamo.

Posted: June 9, 2009 16:09   Comments: 2
Lebanon reels from unexpected election results

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Lebanon reels from unexpected election results

Worldfocus contributor Melani Cammett is in Lebanon and writes about election day, looking at how the unexpected, pro-Western results may play out domestically and abroad.

Posted: June 9, 2009 14:13   Comments: 0
Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

Perspectives

Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

In Africa, several governments have implemented male circumcision as part of their AIDS prevention strategies. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Cameroon who works to fight HIV/AIDS discusses the dangers of relying extensively on circumcision, given widespread rumors and misinformation.

Posted: June 9, 2009 12:50   Comments: 6

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