09.08.2011 von Ronda Hauben
[Note: Update 2 – September 12 – There is now a website for the Concerned Africans Open Letter along with a list of the signatures to the letter thus far. The website url for the Open Letter is http://www.concernedafricans.co.za/ As of today, there are over 300 names of concerned Africans listed in support of the letter. In addition there are 5 organizational listings. For updates on the names of those in support of the letter, see the website url http://www.concernedafricans.co.za/index.php/support -R]
[Note: Update 1 – August 25, 2011 – I promised to post an update if there were further developments about the Statement of Concerned Africans. A press conference was held in Johannesburg yesterday, Wednesday, August 24. The letter with over 140 signatures was to be released to the press along with statements by some of the signatories. Among those signing the letter were former president of… weiter lesen
04.08.2011 von Ronda Hauben
Government officials from the US and North Korea held talks from July 28 to July 29 in New York City. But these were not the only talks in which Americans and North Koreas were involved.
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) held a press conference to describe August 1 talks between the US and North Koreans. Professor George Schwab, President of NCAFP opened the briefing. The NCAFP had invited the North Korean delegation to New York and had hosted it at a day long meeting held by the NCAFP on Monday, August 1.
In contrast to the formal government to government meetings that took place on Thursday and Friday of the previous week, the meeting hosted by the NCAFP was what is known as a Track 2 meeting. Track 2 meetings, said Schwab, encourage the parties to explore the issues and understand each other’s views in an informal… weiter lesen