Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Horn of Africa has been ravaged by war and famine for decades, and now one of Somalia’s regions, hopes to become an independent state.
Somaliland sits on the Gulf of Aden and is officially regarded as an autonomous region of Somalia. The two were, however, separate until 1960. During the civil war in the 1980s, 40,000 people from Somaliland were killed, and nearly half a million fled.
The region then declared independence in 1991. Since then, it has held four peaceful elections.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Falkland Islanders have overwhelmingly voted in favor of remaining part of Britain.
Of the 1,517 people who polled in a two-day voting in referendum on whether they want to be part of Britain or Argentina, all but three acknowledged British sovereignty, reports said.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Falkland Islanders will go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they want to remain British amid increasing tensions with Argentina over the sovereignty of the territory.
The tiny community is expected to overwhelmingly back retaining its status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade Palestine to a “non-member state” at the United Nations, implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.
There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.
Addressing the assembly in New York ahead of the vote, President Mahmoud Abbas said the UN bid was the last chance to save the two-state solution.