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September 25, 2020

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil,...

Clash of rival politics shaping Poland

Rory Porter - in Gdansk, PolandGdansk is a city littered with cranes, and it always has been. The tall, imposing structures reveal the historical development of the city situated on Poland's Baltic coast. They also point to the cross-roads at which the ...

Goan Police Covered Up My Brother's Murder

Amanda Bennett - The-Latest   EXCLUSIVE As a member of another family who have lost a loved one in Goa, I can confirm that the police there and in Maharastra state are corrupt. In our case my brother Stephen (pictured left) was murdered and the postmo ...

'Prime Minister Gordon Brown Pulling Strings in Zimbabwe'

Caesar Zvayi - The Herald, ZimbabweBritish government ministers and prime minister, Gordon Brown, have now come out in the open as the real power behind the opposition Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change faction, demanding the release of the r ...

Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans 'should be starved' into supporting him

R.M. Mpetiwa - in HarareI would like to know, from anyone who can answer me, what is so special about opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change as a political party in Zimbabwe? Perhaps, it is that our old colonial masters in ...

OFFICIAL: President Mugabe Loses His Grip On Power

According to Zimbabwe's pro-government Herald newspaper today President Robert Mugabe has failed to get more than 50 per cent of the votes in his bid to be re-elected for the sixth time. This means he must either step down or face a run-off with his ar ...

Eyewitness Account Of Poll Reality

The-Latest - EXCLUSIVE Zimbabwe is in turmoil after a general election at the weekend whose final result has not yet been declared. But that hasn't stopped the rabidly anti-President Robert Mugabe Western news media stating that their opposition friend ...

Critic of South African rulers wants arms deal inquiry

Outspoken South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for a judicial inquiry into a controversial 1999 multi-billion pound arms deal. ANC leader Jacob Zuma currently faces corruption charges related to the $4.8bn purchase. If acquitted, Zuma, who head ...

Crisis in Tibet that's embarrassing Olympic host

Sumantra Maitra  China is feeling the heat of the Free Tibet Campaign, just five months before the Olympic games in Beijing. Ongoing rioting, after five days of peaceful protest, was followed by a fierce Chinese military crackdown in the style that re ...

International women's month of celebration

Sianturi Dinah Roma Women's achievements in the world have been honoured globally this month with colourful celebrations. We are only two years away from the International Women's Day centenary. It was first proposed in Copenhagen in 1910. In th ...

Corruption behind 'embarrassing' power cuts in oil-rich nation

Some $2.2bn-worth of Nigerian energy contracts were awarded without a bidding process by the former president and his energy minister, officials say. One was to a company with less than $200 of base capital at the time, a witness told a parliamentary commi ...

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