sábado, 12 de enero de 2013

Tensas navidades para los coptos egipcios

Publicado en The Shared Societies Project Blog (Club de Madrid). En inglés

The largest Christian minority in the Middle East, Egypt’s Coptscelebrated Christmas last 7 january in a country that has lived its deadliest year of religious violence in decades. And the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the parlament and the presidential elections, with the success of more radical Salafis makes many of the Copts to fear that the new constitution won’t fulfill the function of protect the rights of Christians.

sábado, 5 de enero de 2013

Somalia, el mayor éxito africano en 2012

Publicado en The Shared Societies Project Blog (Club de Madrid). En inglés

In Somalia, one of the weakest states in the world and ranked the most corrupt country, there are a few reasons for being optimistic with a democratic transition and an integrated society. “Africa’s greatest success in 2012 was in Somalia”, says Jon Temin in Foreign Policy. The main reason is the progress in the base of a democratic society: security. In november, the African Union peacekeeping mission made a great success in its fight against Al-Shabab extremists, expelling them from Kismayo, their last city stronghold.