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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,...

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 ...

Death of a queen

Yolanda Denise King, daughter and eldest child of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died.Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Centre in Atlanta, America, said King died late on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California, aged 51. Klein add ...

'Lights, camera, action' in Nollywood

Colin Freeman - Lagos It is day five of filming in the Nigerian crime movie The Controllers, and two members of a fraud syndicate are having a stand-off at their boss's luxury pad. The stony silence between the pair, however, is nothing to do with the ...

Al Jazeera  — friend or a foe?

Frequently condemned in the West and occasionally bombed by the United States,  the famous Arab news service  Al Jazeera gives a fresh perspective on world news. Now it has recruited acclaimed former BBC Tv reporter Rageh Omaar, who gives The-Lat ...

'Dirty, inappropriate, unhealthy and polluted'

Hip hop is renowned for being one of the most profitable genres in the music industry. It is also one of the most controversial. Rupa Sudra steps into the murky world of hip hop to find out why it's okay to hate women and tote guns - all in the cause o ...

Bush's big Iraq lie

US Iraq 'heroes' take aim at Pentagon lies

American politicians have launched an urgent investigation into whether the Pentagon deliberately lied to turn soldiers Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman into heroes for cynical propaganda purposes. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House of Representatives' G ...

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