A piece of Civil War history has made its way to Springfield. An original flag that was carried during Civil War campaigns by a regiment from northern Illinois is on display at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Many are marking the occasion. But Chicago’s City Lit Theater may put other plans to shame. The company plans to stage a Civil War-themed production every April, until the year 2015.
The political crisis in Ivory Coast has plunged the West African nation back into civil war. Since last November, Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo has refused to accept that he lost the presidential election to his rival, Alessane Ouattara.
Each Thursday on Global Activism, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. Kenneth Elispana left Sudan in 1992, fleeing from the civil war and the ongoing persecution of Sudanese Christians.
The civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009 after 26 years of conflict. Both sides – the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils – committed countless acts of terror and violence. The ruthless final push by the Sinhalese army went largely unseen by independent observers.
Sam Kormoi is the founder of Pan African Rural Health and Social Services (PRHeSS). Sam left Sierra Leone to study medicine here in Chicago. Civil war broke out and his village was destroyed, physically and emotionally.