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Thousands of precious lives have been lost in the Three-decade old ethnic conflict that has plunged the country into misery. Despite intense efforts being made to bring lasting peace to our beloved motherland, the war still continues' displacing tens of thousands of innocent people including women and children' Why did this war erupt and to whom does it cater to? Can't all communities live in harmony and can't peace prevail in this beautiful isle? The movie 'Prabhakaran' comes as a tribute to all loving people of mother Lanka. Prabhakaran is probably the first film made on the ongoing war in this country that devoured thousands of lives. Who is to be blamed for this tragic situation? The Sinhala or Tamil people are not those to be blamed for the war. They are only caught in the midst of the conflict and are subjected to misery. The film sees the conflict from a humanistic angle. It discusses the story of a suicide bomber who escapes from LTTE clutches and how she is being pushed to that point.
27 Aug 2008
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Alpha Conde, a long-time opposition leader, was declared the winner of Guinea’s first democratic election in 52 years. The BBC reports, his victory has sparked violent protest in Conakry, the capital of the small west African nation. “Supporters of Cellou Dalein Diallo a former prime minister who came first in the polls a few months ago clashed with security forces on Monday, they warned they would not accept defeat. ‘We cannot accept the results that they proclaimed today. They cheated.’” According to Voice of America, at least 66 people have been injured in post-election violence since the results of the poll were announced late Monday. Though the U.S.-based Carter Center and a European Union election group who monitored the elections said they found no major problems with the election. Diallo said he has evidence of voter fraud across the country and that the police are targeting members of his ethnic group, the Peul. The vote marks the end of decades of rule by dictators and military juntas, but the election has also reawakened ethnic conflict between Guinea’s most populous ethnic groups the Peul, represented by Diallo and the Malinke, represented by Conde. Votes closely followed ethnic lines, and now many Guineas fear the Malinke ethnic group’s government will favor its own while shutting others out as some Guinean presidents have in the past. Others in the business sector worry that Conde’s government will slow the mineral-rich country’s mining operations. Bloomberg reported Tuesday morning New York-based DaMina Advisors L-L-P warned its clients… “Conde’s ambitious populist manifesto calls for drastic increases in tax revenues and a re-write of the country’s mining and hydrocarbons laws... Tensions with miners and local business elites will retard major new investments in iron ore, gold and bauxite.” Despite the simmering conflict and uncertain future, Conde is calling for national unity. The Guardian highlights his interview with Radio France Internationale... where he says... "Time has come to reach out in a spirit of brotherhood to tackle, together and immediately, the numerous challenges the country faces...That will only be possible in a calm atmosphere and with the cooperation of all Guineans." Conde’s victory has yet to be approved by Guinea’s supreme court, but Daillo will likely begin an appeal before then. Get more multi-source world news analysis from Newsy.com
18 Nov 2010
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In the Land of Blood & Honey Trailer 2011 - Official new Trailer in HD - directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Goran Kostic and Zana Marjanovic - a love affair between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman, set against the gritty backdrop of the 1992 Bosnian War. "In the Land of Blood & Honey" movie opens in theaters everywhere on December 23, 2011. Filming in Bosnia and Hungary, first-time director Angelina Jolie opted to cast local actors Goran Kostic and Zana Marjanovic in the leading roles, rather than Hollywood A-listers. She also wrote and produced the movie, which was shot both in English and the local Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language, BHS. In the Land of Blood & Honey Trailer 2011 is presented in full HD 1080p high resolution. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war exerts both on individuals and people as a whole, and the terrible consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict. Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kostic) and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic), two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain.
28 Oct 2011
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In March 1999, the member states of the NATO alliance launched a 78-day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia. Most of the bombs and missiles were aimed at undefended civilian targets. More than 20,000 tons of explosive (including cluster bombs and 10 tons of radio-active depleted uranium) were dropped on 200 towns and cities, killing over a thousand civilians, causing long term environmental damage and an estimated 250 billion dollars of damage to the country's civilian infrastructure. NATO claimed its motives were humanitarian: to pressurise Mr Milosevic to sign a "peace settlement," and "halt a humanitarian catastrophe". Since the war ended, information has emerged which casts NATO's motives in an entirely different light. Not a response to a humanitarian problem Far from being a humanitarian response to unacceptable oppression of the Albanian majority in Kosovo, it is now known that the NATO bombing was the culmination of illegal intervention by NATO member states dating back to at least the mid-1990s (when Germany and the United States began to arm and train the KLA). There was a cynical deliberate escalation of the inter-ethnic conflict to create an apparent need for outside intervention. The purpose of this intervention, from the outset, was political and economic. The situation in Kosovo in the months before March 1999 was that there was insurgency instigated by the KLA which escalated in 1998 and led to numerous deaths on both sides. It was not, as suggested by western leaders, that Serbs were carrying out a vicious and unprovoked programme of violence against unarmed civilians. When NATO nations announced its intention to bomb Yugoslavia Serbs interpreted this as support for the KLA insurgents and feared for the safety of the 250,000 Serbs native to their Kosovo province. They retaliated by attempting to wipe out the KLA . Thus the threat and action of bombing intensified the conflict and provoked the humanitarian catastrophe it was claimed it would prevent. What has happened to the indigenous Serbian population in Kosovo since the arrival of NATO ground forces proves that Serb fears were totally justified. UK MPs admit illegality of the war In June 2000 an all-party Select Committee of the House of Commons acknowledged that there was no legal basis for the NATO bombing. By definition, this means that the bombing constituted illegal aggression against a sovereign state. Every bomb dropped was a war crime.
21 Jul 2008
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Imdb: A couple of friends from Tbilisi take a trip to buy some drugs and end up in a war zone. They're captured first by the Azerbaijani militants and then one of them is "rescued" by the Armenians. Ethnic conflict comes under heavy scrutiny and Tutberidze is not presumptuous enough to offer any answers. That and the realism of the characters keep the film afloat, but just barely. It's bogged down by flashbacks to the main character's relationships with his father and with a depressive prostitute (the typecast Nutsa Kukhianidze) that don't have any bearing on the story and don't offer any additional information about his character, and by a ghastly Muzak score that threatens to demolish every scene it intrudes upon. Director: Levan Tutberidze Writers: Aka Morchiladze; Irakli Solomonashvili Release Date: 2005 (Georgia) Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance / War Gaseirneba Karabakhshi Language: Georgian,Russian (partly Armenian/Azeri) Subtitles: English
27 Nov 2008
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Imdb: A couple of friends from Tbilisi take a trip to buy some drugs and end up in a war zone. They're captured first by the Azerbaijani militants and then one of them is "rescued" by the Armenians. Ethnic conflict comes under heavy scrutiny and Tutberidze is not presumptuous enough to offer any answers. That and the realism of the characters keep the film afloat, but just barely. It's bogged down by flashbacks to the main character's relationships with his father and with a depressive prostitute (the typecast Nutsa Kukhianidze) that don't have any bearing on the story and don't offer any additional information about his character, and by a ghastly Muzak score that threatens to demolish every scene it intrudes upon. Director: Levan Tutberidze Writers: Aka Morchiladze; Irakli Solomonashvili Release Date: 2005 (Georgia) Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance / War Gaseirneba Karabakhshi Language: Georgian,Russian (partly Armenian/Azeri) Subtitles: English
27 Nov 2008
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The civil war in Congo is an ethnic conflict, but gender has become a crucial factor, too, as women are bearing the brunt of one of the most horrible weapons used in the war: rape.
16 Aug 2012
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The civil war in Congo is an ethnic conflict, but gender has become a crucial factor, too, as women are bearing the brunt of one of the horrible weapons used in the war: rape. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.
13 Sep 2012
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The Yugoslav Wars were a series of violent conflicts fought in former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the 1990s and 2001. The wars were characterized by bitter ethnic conflicts between the peoples of the former Yugoslavia, mostly between Serbs on the one side and Croats, Bosniaks and Albanians on the other. Often described as Europe's deadliest conflicts since World War II, they were characterized by mass war crimes and ethnic cleansing. Albeit tensions in Yugoslavia had been mounting since the early 1980s, it was 1990 that proved the decisive year in which war became more likely. At the last Communist party conference in Belgrade in 1991, the congress voted for an end to the one-party system, as well as economic reform, which prompted the Slovenian and Croatian delegations to walk out and thus the break-up of the party, a symbolic event representing the end of "brotherhood and unity". The Yugoslav wars may be considered to comprise of two sets of successive wars affecting all of the six former Yugoslav republics, including Kosovo: * Wars during the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: 1. War in Slovenia (1991) 2. Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995) 3. Bosnian War (1992-1995) * NATO bombing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1995) * Wars in Albanian-populated areas: 1. Kosovo War (1998[5]-1999) * NATO bombing of FR Yugoslavia (1999) DL from: http://www.4shared.com/video/ChiEmBSM/WARS_IN_YUGOSLAVIA_PART_1.html
11 Feb 2013
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