Jean-Marie Guéhenno. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Episode 65: Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Jean-Marie Guéhenno is the president of the International Crisis Group and long serving head of UN Peacekeeping. He comes from an interesting background--his father was a well known French intellectual whose ex...
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Burundi Coup is a Failure

The reinstated president is now citing vague external threats of terrorism, possibly in order to justify a crackdown. “Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has made his first public appearance since a coup attem...
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The Digital Beltway

Mashable and the United Nations Foundation are teaming up again today for an afternoon conference in Washington, DC that will explore the intersection of all things social media, politics, global engagement and...
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Thousands of Rohingya Stranded at Sea

Apparently, a duo of New York Times reporters spotted a ship full of Rohingya migrants who had been adrift at sea. The journalists then alerted the Thai Navy...which did nothing. There are some 6,000 Rohingya b...
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Burundi is on a Knife’s Edge

Burundi is in the midst of a deepening political crisis that has many observers extremely worried about the prospects of mass violence. Dozens of people have been killed and tens of thousands of people have...
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Coup in Burundi

At time of publication the whereabouts of President Nkurunziza were not known-- he had been in Tanzania at a conference. For now, the situation in Bujumbura is calm. Though it’s unclear right now the extent to ...