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December 26, 2017

Doomed US military meddling in Somalia remembered

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the US’s doomed intervention in Somalia – though it has remained largely forgotten in the corporate media.It happened just months...

Counterfeit medicines are 'a risk to world health'

Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue. Researchers found that up to 41 percent of med ...

Centres to make Indian gay youth 'normal' slammed

Chief Minister of the Indian beach state of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar, has slammed plans by his youth affairs minister to set up treatment centres for young lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBT), a move that had enraged activists.Parsekar s ...

'Violent crime and poverty fuelling HIV rise in Uganda'

Hood Katende, a dreadlocked reformed thief and onetime drug peddler is now an anti-AIDS activist respected in his Kampala slum. The 26-year-old urges young men to wear condoms if they can’t avoid premarital sex and encourages teenage girls to reject ...

Britain's 'let them drown' policy is affront to humanity

Europe no longer wants to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. But as it takes away the safety net, their corpses wind up in fishing nets.Europe’s unofficial “Let Them Drown” immigration policy came into force on Saturday with new naval ...

Counting the cost of deeply unpopular Afghanistan war

Much media and political fanfare has greeted news that British troops this week finally left their last base in war-torn Afghanistan after the invasion by the West 13 years ago.Little mention was made that the withdrawal marked the end of the UK’s fo ...

Albinos are target of gruesome attacks in Tanzania

In the past month, a spate of violent attacks in Tanzania targeting people with albinism for their body parts has highlighted a morbid practice linked to witchcraft.People with albinism, also known as albinos, are born with a deficiency of melanin pigment ...

Protestors demand end of slaughter of Palestinians by Israelis

Twenty thousands protesters demonstrated in London at the weekend to call for an end to Israeli military action that has killed more than a thousand mostly civilian Palestinians in Gaza. They marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Isr ...
Maya Angelou: Finding My Voice

Personal tribute to Maya Angelou from a British friend

“What a woman!” “A very special lady, the original.” Since the hard-to-believe news of the death of Maya Angelou, people who did not know her personally have been sharing thoughts with me as a small measure of the connection she mad ...

Voters battle for heart and soul of South Africa

Little mentioned in the eurocentric news coverage of the South African elections has been that the new Black nationalist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party took significant support away from the corruption-mired ruling African National Congress (ANC).J ...

Luxury hotel of anti-gay Ugandan president picketed

The London UK hotel where President Yoweri Museveni was speaking last night (May 7) was besieged by Ugandan Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters in a noisy protest with drums, vuvuzelas and chants.They caused a constant ...

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