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Swaziland plays on its status as only absolute monarchy in Africa

Culture and tradition are big selling points for Swaziland.

Tunisia’s Prime Minister promises democracy and end to discrimination

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 27 January 2012 – Speaking to participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012, Tunisia’s new prime minister, Hammadi Jebali, promised that the country’s

Former Seychelles President invited to round table peace conference

It is confirmed from Seychelles that following Sir James R.

UN markas International Day of Peace

The United Nations today marked the annual International Day of Peace with tributes to those working to build a better future as well as a call to people everywhere to make their voices heard to stren

UN: Arab nations need to ensure sustainable transaction to democracy

The top United Nations human rights official today stressed the need to ensure that the "promising" first steps taken by some countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to calls for ref

Democracy: At Myanmar’s doorsteps?

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that an amnesty announced by the government of Myanmar, which reportedly includes some 23 political prisoners, as a “first step” toward

Nepal eyes tourism boom in midst of peace and democracy

KATHMANDU — With Nepal no longer in the grip of civil war and removed from travel warning lists, officials believe the impoverished Himalayan nation is set to benefit from a much-needed surge in tou

UN discusses democracy and reconciliation with Myanmar officials

(eTN) Continuing his latest mission to promote democratization and national reconciliation in Myanmar, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser last week met with senior government ministers in Yangon.

Burma’s junta promises democracy, but most are wary

Pakokku, Burma - The elderly monk is nervous. He paces the room, leans over an old TV set and slips in a "Tom and Jerry" DVD, raising the volume to an uncomfortable pitch. He peers out one window and then the next, fidgeting. He sits down, gets up again. Finally, he talks. But after all that, there is not much to say.

US: Turning a blind eye to Pakistan’s dictator?

(eTN) - Finding who is involved in yesterday’s murder of Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto may as well be called a game of connect the dots, albeit a very dangerous and obviously a deadly one. Who would want her dead, right? Well, she was after all only hoping to recapture the premiership in the upcoming January 8 parliamentary elections.