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A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step - Lao Tzu


Sri Lanka brimming with promise

Two years after the end of a three decades conflict, the lifting of the emergency rule in late August 2011 confirmed the beginning of a new era for Sri Lanka. With the recent discovery of gas fields off its coast, its future looks bright. Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, the ambassador of Sri Lanka to France, tells us about the opportunities of this renewal for the country’s development and the assets of its strategic positioning at the heart of the Indian Ocean rim.

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Ghanaians need to be aware about climate change

“Earthly things have changed and it is because we have started cutting down trees everywhere,” said middle-aged Lariba Mohammed, a vegetable farmer near Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region, 658 km North of the Ghanaian capital Accra.

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Shake hands with an Angel - meeting with Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire

After Rwanda, Gen Romeo Dallaire gave leadership in a project to develop a conceptual base for the elimination of the use of child soldiers. In his best-selling book "They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children," Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire suggests to promote Zero Force, an international campaign to eradicate the use of child soldiers. He is determined to fight to eradicate the use of child soldiers in armed conflicts. It is a mission to which Gen Dallaire has committed himself for the rest of his life.

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Walking together to restore the old grandeur

For nearly three decades, Tiger terrorists fought the government forces in Sri Lanka, once controlling its Northern and Eastern regions. In May 2009, the Sri Lankan military finally crushed the rebels, ending one of Asia's longest-running conflicts. The threat of terrorism abated, and for all Sri Lankans, life began to take an unbelievably good turn. People's aspirations triumphed.

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