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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The current conflict in Mali has had an affect on the country’s vibrant music scene -- from cancelled festivals to a complete ban on music in some parts of the country. Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist, musician and host of Voice of America's Music Time in Africa and with freelance radio journalist Tamasin Ford join us to talk about how Malian musicians are coping.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday marks the seventh day of violent protests in Afghanistan after several copies of the Koran and other religious artifacts were burned in a Baghram air base. Although the President has issued a series of apologies for the mistake, it has not stopped or even slowed the outrage: at present, 40 people have been killed. As one of the most offensive acts to Muslims, it's clear that another method of setting things right need to be pursued.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Despite an apology from President Obama, protests and violence following the destruction of several Korans and other religious artifacts by U.S. troops have continued in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 30 people have been killed thus far, including four U.S. troops. As one of the most offensive possible acts, the unrest over this burning shows no signs of stopping.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Over the weekend, two U.S. military advisers were shot dead in their office at the Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack is one of many since U.S. troops inadvertently burned several copies of the Koran and other religious materials while clearing out the base at Bagram Air Field last Wednesday. In response to the escalating violence, Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson announced Sunday that NATO had decided to withdraw its advisors from Afghanistan.
Friday, February 24, 2012
In Afghanistan protesters have taken to the streets for a fourth consecutive day over the accidental burning of Korans at a U.S. air base. The Korans were taken from prisoners and thought to be subversive materials. The U.S. military command and President Obama have both apologized for the incident. Joining the show is Orla Guerin, correspondent for our partner the BBC.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In Afghanistan this morning more than 1,000 protesters are gathering to protest the burning of Korans and Islamic holy books at the Bagram military base. This has triggered a second day of anti-American demonstrations. Crowds clashed with security forces furious about the way Islamic holy books at the base were destroyed.
Monday, April 04, 2011
The burning of a Quran at a Florida church has set off a wave of violence in Afghanistan. Thousands of protesters mobbed the United Nations building in Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday. Seven U.N. workers were murdered, and protests against the United States raged in Kandahar over the weekend, killing dozens. President Obama and General David Petraeus condemned the Florida pastor’s actions. Including the U.N. workers, 24 people have died since protests began last Friday.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
By Beth Fertig
As Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein greeted students arriving at PS 172 in Sunset Park this morning, the mayor was asked about comments he made to the Daily News on Tuesday regarding the rights of members of a Florida church to burn copies of the Koran on September 11.
Thursday, August 12, 2010