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Archive for December, 2011

 

When Wen?

Some things become more newsworthy when they don’t happen than when they do. That seems to be true for the postponement of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Nepal, which was scheduled for next week. Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha tried to fudge it by saying Tuesday that the dates had never been fixed. The […]


The right climate for change

We are dinosaurs dependent on fossil fuels As world leaders gather at an environment summit in Durban climate change is once more in the headlines. Nepal is there in force with a 30-member delegation. The global recession has thrown the entire Kyoto Protocol process on reducing global warming into doubt. Developed countries say they can […]


No illusions anymore

Al Jazeera documentary humanises the statistics of the peace process You get hit by statistics all the time in post-conflict Nepal: 16,000 killed in ten years, 1,387 disappeared, tens of thousands wounded, 19,602 ex-Maoists officially in camps, 3,000 not in camps anymore, 6,500 opting for integration. Then there are the 12,648 Maoist fighters who were […]



 

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