Reporters Without Borders is “dismayed” by the three-year jail sentence and fine of 6 million Somaliland shillings (around 1,000 dollars) that a court in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland, passed yesterday on Mohamud Abdi Jama, the editor of the independent newspaper Waheen, for allegedly libelling local officials.
Tunis – Tunisia’s army has emerged from the month of unrest that toppled Zine El Abidine Ben Ali with its reputation burnished and the population full of praise after it refused to open fire on protesters.
Looking around the world, there can be no doubt that countries differ dramatically in their quality of their governments. Great variation exists, no matter how one wish to define and measure government quality.
The absolute Monarchial State of Saudi Arabia, in which democratic constitution and political power is traded down for Shari ‘a (Islamic Law) under King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, is now an official safe heaven for criminals.
(AFP) JUBA, Sudan — The once sleepy south Sudan town of Juba that hopes to become the world’s newest national capital opted 97.5 percent for independence, preliminary results from a landmark vote showed Wednesday.