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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...

Skulls confirm we're all from Africa

An analysis of thousands of skulls shows modern humans originated from a single point in Africa and finally lays to rest the idea of multiple origins, British scientists said on Wednesday. Most researchers agree that mankind spread out of Africa starting a ...

Troops out now says US presidential hopeful

You probably haven't heard of him. But an American of Croatian and Irish descent is the most outspoken elected politician challenging to take over the US White House in 2008. Feisty presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich is a national figure in the US; ...

Judges put brake on Bush juggernaut

Facts revealed about little publicised cases show that at least the American courts have been standing up to President George Bush and his draconian  'war against terror'. The eight cases documented below should act as a boost to human rights ...

Governments exposed over need for 'war on terror'

New figures from the European police agency (Europol) reveal that Islamist terror attacks make up less than one per cent of terrorism throughout the continent. Unsurprisingly, there has been little in the news media about the embarrassing fact for the Bush ...

Oil rebels call ceasefire

Nigeria's main guerilla group in the oil-rich Niger Delta region has pledged a one-month suspension of hostilities to allow the newly-elected government to create a peace plan. A spokesman for the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) ...

Vietnam vet sues over IBM firing

A self-confessed 'sex addict' is suing a computer giant for millions of dollars in a wrongful dismissal case after he was fired for visiting adult internet chat rooms while at work in America.James Pacenza, 58, says he was a compulsive visitor to o ...

Will new mobile be the Apple of our eye?

Saabira Chaudhuri It would take a pretty technologically insular personality to be oblivious of the fact that Apple's long awaited iPhone is being released next month in America. Ever since the release of the iPod six years ago, Apple's best advert ...

IKEA exposed over 'child Labour' and green issues

Marc Wadsworth Furniture giant IKEA has made the astonishing admission that some of its suppliers in the developing world use exploitative child labour and others are involved in illegal logging which destroys protected forests.Anders Dahlvig, the multi-na ...

Singer launches Africa school fund

Angelique Kidjo, the internationally-acclaimed Afro-pop singer and UN goodwill ambassador, has launched a foundation to pay for girls' education to give them a chance to escape poverty.  Kidjo, who is from the impoverished nation of Benin, said th ...

Celebrated journalist could be executed soon

Dave Lindorff and Linn Washington JrDeath row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal's case is an international cause célèbre. Now, a quarter of a century after the former Black Panther was first imprisoned, his 'miscarriage of justice' case is heading for ...

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