SEN News Bites: April 28 – May 4, 2014

Here is a roundup of some of the news on nationalism and ethnicity we’ve found on the web this week. Look out for our weekly updates!

The Guardian (28/04/2014) and The UN News Centre (01/05/2014) report on the intensifying intercommunal tensions and deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic.

Radio Free Asia (28/04/2014) reports on the hurdles involved in negotiating a ceasefire deal, as well as the proposed formation of a federal union on behalf of different ethnic groups in Myanmar.

News.az (29/04/2014) reports on the protests held by representatives of Turkish and Azerbaijani diasporas in the Netherlands against the opening of a monument to the Armenian Genocide in the city of Almelo.

The Prague Post (30/04/2014) features an article on a recent march in Bratislava in support of an ethnic Hungarian woman accused of having made up a  story about an attack by Slovak nationalists.

News Bureau Illinois (30/04/2014) features a brief introduction to CREG – a newly launched publicly available research database aimed at bringing together different sources of  information on ethnic and religious groups across the world to create a more complete picture.

BBC News (01/05/2014)  features a piece on the Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the troubled Xinjiang region reflecting on prospects for stronger ethnic cohesion in the region.

RT.com (03/05/2014) reports on three outbreaks of ethnic violence in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

The Irish Times (04/05/2014) reports on the concern expressed by Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, over the potential damage that his arrest may do to policing in Northern Ireland.

 

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

If you would like to write a response to any of these news stories, please email us at sen@lse.ac.uk.

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