Archive for March 5th, 2018


Meanwhile, Around the World

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung*

 5 March 2018  – TRANSCEND Media Service — The world is getting worse.  Violence used to be clustered around US global and Israeli regional hegemony, and still is.  But add to that:


Johan Galtung

* “The unstoppable growing power of China” (NYT editorial 28 Feb 2018)

* “Erdögan’s Neo-Ottomanism at a Dangerous Turning Point” Pier Zaccone (, 28 Feb 2018).  One global, with “Military buildup on the reefs” in South China Sea (NYT), one regional.

There are similarities.  Xi and Erdögan have a religious base, Buddhism and Islam.  And great successes, Xi in “lifting the bottom up”, Erdögan in ridding his country of secular military dictatorship.

One may speculate that the successes have gone to their heads so they see themselves as indispensable for the countries, and as invincible. Being male and strong they have Trump’s approval, a fragile benefit.

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Investing in School Meals ‘Win-Win’ for West African Nations – UN

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to children’s better future but also create local jobs around agriculture.

WFP/Volana Rarivoson | WFP-sponsored school meals (file)

“It is a win-win opportunity which governments must seize,” said Abdou Dieng, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa. “Children enjoy healthy meals that make it more likely that they will stay in school and learn for a better future, while jobs are created and businesses develop.”

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