Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

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      South African elections in perspective   These are busy weeks at the election front.  Some of the largest democracies in the world have

Mandela Day
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Catherine Ashton, the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief, visits Egypt today. She is meeting with interim President Adly Mansour, interim Prime Minister Hezam Beblawy and other members

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The second democracy wave in Egypt, Tahrir 2.0, triggered a military intervention to unseat the elected President Mohammed Morsi.  He was seen to have failed as

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Tahrir 2.0 Tahrir is showing that the democratic fiber in Egypt is irreversible.  Fantastic to note.  But the dynamics have obviously become more complex with the

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Today we celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday and his legacy in advancing democracy and human rights in South Africa and far beyond.  What a gift that

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The EU Foreign Affairs Council approved on June 25th a new EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy, presented by the High

Vision EU President in addressing euro crises
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The win of Francois Hollande in the run-off of the French elections represents a significant change in the political environment in Europe.  The austerity political correctness

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Return to Tunis Upon my return to Tunis over one year after the democratic revolution of January 2011, I am spending an April Sunday morning strolling