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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...

Satellite Tv Is Key To War Zone

Arlen Harris   London appears strange after nine months away in the Middle East. Although the Tv culture is pretty similar there - apart from odd gaps you can't help but spot in Hollywood films where the censors have got steamed up about ...

Finnish Celebs Want 'Sambo' Image Ban

Lola OdusogaDan O'BrienDionne PoundsRaymond EbanksFamous 'Black Finns' have lent their weight to a campaign to ban racist images on the packets of popular Finnish sweets. A former Miss Finland, Olympic gold medallist, top US basketball player ...

Shut Guantanamo Bay Prison

 Opposition to the US Invasion of  Iraq and President George Bush's crusading 'war on terror' has reached a high point in America. Respected Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson explains why his government's expulsion of fellow journali ...

'I Will Uncover Truth About Princess Diana's Death'

Britain's former top cop has revealed that his official investigation into the Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana is making "extraordinary" progress thanks to a cutting edge computer-generated reconstruction. Sir John Stevens says that ...

Misery for new wave of US-Mexico border migrants

A school vice principal from Cameroon fleeing ethnic violence; a mother and child from Haiti searching for a better life; a construction worker from Angola fleeing religious persecution. While much of the narrative surrounding the Trump administration&rsq ...
Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

More than 50,000 children and teenagers from Central American countries have arrived in the US in recent months.The influx of young migrants, many of whom risk their lives in the process, has put immense pressure on the immigration system and caused a ...

China gives internet stars a lesson in self-censorship

A group of internet celebrities in China have endorsed a government guideline for self-censorship on a variety of topics such as law, socialism, the state, the public's legal rights, and morality, according to state-controlled media outlet the Peo ...

Global economy loses billions to Somali piracy

The Somali pirates roaming the waters off the Horn of Africa push global trade costs up by billions of dollars per year and severely affect the economic activities of neighbouring countries, a new World Bank report has found.Although hijackings in the regi ...

Male rape victims fight stigma in Uganda

The expression on Moses Kamba's face is cold and hard, and there is a bitter tone in his voice when he talks. Five years ago, soldiers in his former hometown in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo killed his parents, imprisoned and tortur ...

Forgotten child soldiers are a hidden story

Debbie Gore - in Baracka, Democratic Republic of CongoJostling over crater-sized potholes, crammed into a beat up old Renault Espace with sweat impossibly stuck to my face, we made our way through the Eastern region of Fizi in the Democratic Republic of Co ...

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