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Tutu nominates John Dear for Peace Prize

The deadline for nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize is this month.  Only certain eminent persons may forward names to the selection Committee.  Exactly who is nominated is kept secret for 50 years. As 1984 winner of the Prize, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is qualified to nominate others.  Along with Drs Leo Rebello and Charles Mercieca, […]

Investment in cluster bombs outlawed in Belgium

Advancing the global campaign against explosive remnants of war, Belgium has taken the unprecedented step of banning investment in companies that manufacture cluster bombs. Belgium banned the weapon itself a year ago. Cluster munitions spread ‘bomblets’ — hundreds or thousands at a time — over wide areas from 1 to 20 square kilometres. Unlike landmines, […]