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July 16, 2017

More bad news for Trump as public support fades

President Donald Trump’s popularity among American citizens is fading as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.Nearly six months after...

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 ...

Bloggers in Russia forced to register with the state

Russian President Vladimir Putin is tightening his grip on the internet one new restriction at a time.The latest regulation is a law he signed on Monday that will require popular online bloggers to register with the government by August 1. It also classif ...

Viral campaign launched to spur rescue of kidnapped girls

Demonstrators angered by the failure of the Nigerian authorities to rescue more than 200 girls kidnapped from their boarding school by extremists almost three weeks ago gathered in central London today.The protesters, who were mainly African women backed ...

Journalists demand action after Ukraine murder and attacks

Headline-grabbing violence that toppled the president of the Ukraine is said to have claimed the lives of more than 80 people - most of them protesters. Police and security staff have also been killed. What has not made world news is the murder of a journa ...

World leaders support campaign to save elephants

Huge pressure is mounting on African countries that have failed to effectively crack down on poachers who kill elephants for their precious tusks.British campaigners say the illegal trade in ivory has put the biggest beasts in the wild on the list of enda ...

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