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As China eats West’s lunch in Africa, bad policy reaps chaos in S. Sudan, CAR

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir.  /AFP/Ashraf Shazly

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Major Western states, with historical dominance over key African regions and markets, have, in the first years of the 21st Century, been losing influence in […]

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African nations need regional solutions, not misguided advice from the West and the African Union

Men confront African Union soldiers in Bangui on Jan. 30 after residents had surrounded a convoy of Chadian Muslims fleeing the country. /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Western political leaders and media are often quick to make demands of African states and their leaders while completely absolving the “rebels” in the bush. […]

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U.S. interventionism in Africa makes colonialism look progressive, empowers China

U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Not since the peak of the colonial era has Western interventionism in African affairs been so intrusive and so damaging to the long-term interests […]

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UN swamped by a ‘Perfect Storm’ of humanitarian disasters

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John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Faced with the ongoing civil war in Syria, the natural disaster in the Philippines, and a spreading civil conflict in the Central African Republic, the UN humanitarian agencies are confronting a near perfect storm […]

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Behind France’s intervention in CAR: Uranium supply security

Anti-Balaka Christian militiamen outside Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, on Dec. 15. /Jerome Delay/AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System/Defense & Foreign Affairs Operation Sangaris (a local exotic butterfly) — the French and MISCA (the French acronym for the International Support Mission to the Central African Republic) military intervention […]

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An Easter appeal for hope and God’s mercy

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VATICAN CITY — Following are excerpts from the official English language translation provided by the Vatican of Pope Francis’ Easter Sunday message, delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica: I would like it to enter every […]

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