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Maldives President

Katherine Boehrer

Former Maldives President: 'There's Nothing More Conservative Than Conserving The Planet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

For Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, stopping carbon emissions and adapting to climate change is a necessity. The Maldives sit at an...

Police Detain ... A Coconut?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.06.2013 | Weird News

Police in the Maldives have detained a young, husky and possibly cursed suspect for potentially rigging the vote in a critical election. So far, a pol...

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

Ousted Maldives President Fails To Show In Court

AP | Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | World

MALE, MALDIVES — Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed did not appear for a court hearing on Monday to face charges that he illegally ordered ...

How To Plan The Perfect Coup

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

The man who takes over from the democratically elected leader should not wear military fatigues, as Commodore Frank Bainimarama did in Fiji; instead wear a lounge suit, as former Vice President Waheed Hassan did in the Maldives.

Trouble, Again, in Paradise

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Most people think of the Maldives as a high-end tourist destination. But the country has a high rate of heroin addiction. Salafist Islam is on the rise. And its deficit is unsustainable. Add to this a stalled political reform, and you have a volatile mix.

Investigation Finds Maldives President's Ouster 'Not A Coup'

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A domestic inquiry commission in the Maldives has concluded that former President Mohamed Nasheed's resignation earlier thi...

Renewable Energy As Solution And Responsibility

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 10.24.2012 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

The growth of India's clean energy sector does more than keep the lights on: It is a crucial ray of hope in the fight against climate change.

The Maldives' Political Tailspin And The Future Of Our Democracy

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

I face prison again. But I fear that the consequences for democracy in the Maldives will be worse than for me personally.

Waking Up to 'Greenwashing' in the Maldives

Rooksana Hossenally | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Rooksana Hossenally

Going carbon-free is not only impossible for the Maldives, but it would severely penalize the country's main industry: tourism, which would, needless to say, cause the Maldives to slip into dangerous financial waters.

Joanna Zelman

How One Man Led A (Literally) Drowning Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

Maldives is going underwater. Literally. Due to rising sea levels, studies suggest that the country, a chain of nearly 1,200 islands, could be unin...

Clare Richardson

Ousted Maldives President Warns Of Rocky Road To Democracy

HuffingtonPost.com | Clare Richardson | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- An island paradise known foremost for its picturesque beaches and tourism industry captured international headlines last February when the...

Maldivians Return To The Streets

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives — A raucous opposition protest kept the Maldives' president waiting more than nine hours and ultimately prevented him from openin...

Join The Party Or Go To Jail

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The new president in the Maldives has softened his stance and agreed to hold early elections to break a political impasse afte...

Police: Ousted President 'Not Cooperating'

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives -- Authorities in the Maldives on Tuesday asked former President Mohamed Nasheed to make a police statement on his controversial order ...

Former Maldives President Criticizes U.S.

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 04.11.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives — The United States on Friday backtracked from its swift recognition of the new Maldives government, which the nation's former le...