Next steps

Daily Nation

The six expected to inform the Pre-Trial Chamber II their readiness to appear before the.  The three-judge bench will weigh the merits of Mr Moreno-Ocampo’s application and could reject the request to issue a summons to appear, approve it or transform it into an arrest warrant. The Prosecutor expects this to happen in the first part of 2011. Continue reading Next steps

If African women do not tell their own narratives, no one else will

Daily Nation

By RASNA WARAH

It is sad, but hardly surprising, that the narrative about the post-election violence is once again being dominated by male voices.   Whether as alleged perpetrators of the violence or seekers of justice for the victims of the atrocities committed in 2007/8, the story about what happened, who did what to whom, and under whose command, is being told and interpreted mainly by men. Continue reading If African women do not tell their own narratives, no one else will

Economic recovery leaving some behind this Christmas

Washington Post

This holiday season, those two worlds have been thrown into stark relief: At Tiffany’s, executives report that sales of their most expensive merchandise have grown by double digits. At Wal-Mart, executives point to shoppers flooding the stores at midnight every two weeks to buy baby formula the minute their unemployment checks hit their accounts. Neiman Marcus brought back $1.5 million fantasy gifts in its annual Christmas Wish Book. Family Dollar is making more room on its shelves for staples like groceries, the one category its customers reliably shop. Continue reading Economic recovery leaving some behind this Christmas

Deal is reached at Cancún summit

guardian.co.uk

Members of Greenpeace make a statement in a giant ring Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

All major economies agree to cut emissions and establish a fund to help nations most vulnerable to climate change

John Vidal and Suzanne Goldenberg in Cancún

The UN climate change talks produced a modest deal today that for the first time commits all the major economies to reducing emissions, but not enough to meet their promise of keeping the global temperature rise to 2C. Continue reading Deal is reached at Cancún summit

How We Saved the Climate (and Ourselves)

YES Magazine

Bill McKibben imagines himself in the year 2100, looking back at a century of climate chaos and asking: What did it take to save the world?

by Bill McKibben

Let’s imagine for a moment that we’re at 2100, and the atmospheric CO2 level is slowly subsiding back toward 350, and the worst is over. Let’s try to figure out how we got there—reverse-engineer a century of halting but ultimately decisive progress. Continue reading How We Saved the Climate (and Ourselves)

DRC – A young religious Jesuit assassinated in Kimwenza

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Kinshasa, December 8, 2010 – (DIA) – The morning of Sunday, December 5, the lifeless body of a young Jesuit religious was found at the entrance to the sandy road Kimwenza Bel Air, a town located in the province of Bas- Congo (Kinshasa on the border). The body has been targeted three times: at the foot, belly and chest. The circumstances of this murder are still unclear. According to preliminary information, this religious Togolese nationality, together with his other colleagues were returning home on the night of Saturday, Dec. 4, when they were attacked. Continue reading DRC – A young religious Jesuit assassinated in Kimwenza