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Kantaka and the Meroe Pyramids in Sudan

Today, Sudan may be known for the genocide in Darfur by its infamous dictator President Omar al-Bashir, the deadly conflict in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile… If you read this blog and know my commitments through The MagkaSama Project, you already know the horrific situation many Sudanese are living.  But what you may not know, is that Sudan is a ... More
Wided Bouchamaoui (UTICA) : “Nous avons fait quelque chose d’extraordinaire” (Tunisie)

Dans une interview vidéo pour Geopolitis publiée sur le site de la Radio Télévision Suisse, Wided Bouchamaoui, présidente de l’Union tunisienne de l’industrie, du commerce et de l’artisanat (UTICA), organisation qui a reçu le prix Nobel de la paix 2015 (j’en avais parlé dans ce post: 2015 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the ... More
L’exposition ‘Sous le Jasmin : histoire d’une répression en Tunisie’ d’Augustin Le Gall à Paris

La torture en Tunisie est aujourd’hui encore un sujet grave et difficile. L’exposition photographique « Sous le Jasmin : histoire d’une répression en Tunisie » du photographe Augustin Le Gall sera présentée dans le cadre du Festival international du film des droits de l’homme (FIFDH). L’organisation mondiale contre la torture ... More
2015 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

This is a fantastic news! The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.” National Dialogue Quartet in #Tunisia wins ... More
Sunrise in Djerba, Tunisia

Famous Tunisian journalist and 2011 Peace Nobel Prize nominee Lina Ben Mhenni (whom I’ve been following since 2011 and her coverage of the Tunisian Revolution through her blog A Tunisian Girl -add to you favorites and share-) posted on Twitter a beautiful picture of a sunrise over Djerba. I retweeted it, and here it is below… Thanks Lina, you ... More
Bardo Museum attack: priorities and promises

There was shock and dismay yesterday after gunmen killed tourists in rampage at the national Bardo Museum, a jewel of Tunisian heritage. At least 20 people have been killed during a three-hour siege and hostage situation. The attack came a day after Tunisia announced a major seizure of weapons from jihadi groups, triggering speculation that the museum ... More
Albert Einstein on racism and segregation

Einstein, in his own words: Here’s something you probably don’t know about Albert Einstein. In 1946, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist traveled to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the alma mater of Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall and the first school in America to grant college degrees to blacks. At Lincoln, Einstein gave a speech in which he ... More
Martin Luther King ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech – August 28, 1963

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Learn more about the Great March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s speech here. More
Helping Congo Help Itself

Once in a while (and obviously not as often as I wished), I read an interesting piece on Congo providing a great insight on a delicate situation. Jason Stearns‘ article published on Foreign Affairs website is definitely a good one. He writes: Congo’s problems are complex, but certainly not beyond repair. First, however, it is necessary to diagnose ... More
Fukushima: Cosmic rays and radioactive bluefin tuna

Let start with this article by Jeremy Hsu, on LiveScience: Cosmic Rays May Reveal Damage to Fukushima’s Nuclear Reactors. Radiation is still leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 tsunami-related meltdown in Japan, making any damage assessment dangerous for both humans and machines. Instead, high-energy particles created by ... More

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