Despite China delaying the vote to hold closed-door negotations, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed Friday to renew the UN's mandate in Haiti. Since 2004, as many as 13,000 troops from around the world have served as part of the UN's peacekeeping mission. For many Haitians, the mandate is a foreign occupation, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.
Sudan needs to alter its position in the global conflict to be in the place that meets the interests of its people. That is, inevitably away from the Western camp and Washington, writes Kribsoo Diallo in the first of a 2-part series on the October 25 coup.