May
14

Ukraine on the way to fall apart?

Donetsk regionOn Sunday, May 11 a referendum on independence was held by the separatists in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine - a next step in the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. That the referendum was held even though Russian President Vladimir Putin called for it to be suspended can also be a sign that the influence of Russia on the rebels is weakening. Is there still time for a peaceful solution?

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May
12

Free weekly #4: Freedom, bananas and Putin's CIA Wurst

Source: Instagram neymarjrIn this edition: freedom day, the Russian clamp down on freedom of expression, bananas and the stemfie.

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May
09

Bring back those girls - and ensure their education!

UNICEF educate a girlThe kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria, the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, the attacking of girls attending school in Afghanistan – all have the same theme: trying to keep girls away from education.

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May
08

Elections in South Africa: On the way to normality

b2ap3_thumbnail_SA-elections.jpgWith the 5th elections after the end of apartheid South Africa is on the way to the next transition: to a democracy with changing majorities.

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May
05

Freedom Day 2014

b2ap3_thumbnail_bevrijdingsdag-logo.jpgOn May 5th Liberation day is celebrated in the Netherlands – after the night before people stood still to remember those that gave their lives in the fight for freedom. Freedom day is actually a better translation – as this day is to celebrate freedom. It is a great tradition – to remember and to celebrate, to have two days that put freedom into the centre – every year again.

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