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. (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. (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

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