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August 20, 2019

“Bubbly Bob”, a modern day African and Caribbean success story

Kenyan leaders and members of the public are mourning the passing of Africa’s top CEO, as Marc Wadsworth, a regular visitor to the country, reports. Guyanese-born British businessman Bob...

US must put out fire in the Niger Delta

Nigeria's new music star has released a powerful video highlighting the plight of the people in the oil-rich Delta region after more than 40 years of exploitation by Western petroleum giants.Inemo Samiama, who has been dubbed the 'Prince' of Af ...

OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT

Congratulations to American politician Barack Obama for pulling off a stunning victory in the South Carolina primary to find the Democratic Party nominee for US President. He beat his nearest rival Hillary Clinton 2:1. Editors at The-Latest had earlier tak ...

Sad tale of India's row with Russia

Sumantra Maitra - Calcutta, India Russia and India were comrades during the Cold War. But now it is evident that the two "blood brothers" as they used to be, are no longer sharing the same cordial warmth of old times. The dramatic change in rela ...

Damning report exposes Bush 'lies' over Iraq

American President George Bush and top US officials made a total of 935 false statements in the run-up to the Iraq war, according to a damning report by US researchers. The statements, that mentioned Iraq's weapons of mass destruction or links to al-Qa ...

Anti-whaling activists freed

Two anti-whaling activists have been freed from captivity by Japanese on a vessel they had seized to prevent the illegal hunting of whales, writes Chris Gaynor.Giles Lane, 35, and Benjamin Potts, from Sydney, Australia, were kidnapped by the Japanese harpo ...

Eye witness account of Kenya's bloody chaos

Hundreds of people have been killed and almost 200,000 fled their homes in Kenya following the bitterly disputed outcome of a general election.The officially-declared results of the 27 December presidential poll - giving victory to incumbent President Mwai ...

More than a million Iraqis may have been killed

Tens of thousands of people have died in Iraq since the US-led invasion of March 2003. But exactly how many Iraqi lives have been lost is a controversial topic. More than 4,000 coalition soldiers have died, but US forces do not keep complete records of civ ...

Who really reached summit of world's tallest mountain first?

Tributes have been showered on New Zealander Edmund Hillary after the internationally most famous mountaineer's death. But, while Hillary was credited with being the first person to scale Mount Everest, the role of the Tibetan man of colour who took hi ...

Bush is losing his grip on the military

Chris Gelken - in Tehran, IranThe US Navy's Fifth Fleet has released a statement saying it cannot say with any certainty that threats to blow up its vessels actually came from Iranian Navy speedboats in Sunday's Straits of Hormuz incident that almo ...

US President has nothing new to offer Middle East

Chris GelkenSince lame duck President George W. Bush arrived in Israel he has offered little more than rhetoric in his effort to jump-start the long stalled Middle East peace process and land a last gasp foreign policy success for himself. No new initiativ ...

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