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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 troops fight Taliban with secret 'Jesus rifles'

Jack BremerAmerican combat troops in Afghanistan are using rifle sights secretly inscribed with coded biblical references. The inscriptions are in direct contravention of military rules designed to prevent criticism that the US is embarked on a religious " ...

Campaigners demand complete debt cancellation for Haiti

In the wake of last weeks catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, which has left more than 200,000 people dead, the World Development Movement has joined the Jubilee Debt Campaign in calling for an urgent cancellation of all of Haiti's remaining debt."The povert ...

Obama's transgender appointment enrages hardline Christians

President Barack Obama has hired transgender Amanda Simpson as a top federal government advisor. Simpson, who has decades of experience in the aerospace and defence industry, will serve as a senior technical advisor to the US Commerce Department.In a state ...

Artwork draws attention to destruction of rain forests

Indigenous Brazilians blessed an art installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar Square, London. The special work put on show in the UK is designed to symbolise the devastating effects of deforestation worldwide. Chief Tashka, of the Yaw ...

Cuban blogger fighting for freedom

Marina Watson PelaezHavana-born Yoani Sánchez has been listed by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.  The journal commented that "under the nose of a regime that has never tolerated dissent, Sánchez has practiced what pape ...

Kicked out: Israel's 'inhumane' deportation of the South Sudanese

Mimi KirkPlaneloads of South Sudanese refugees from Israel have been landing in South Sudan’s capital of Juba over the past few weeks.Many of them had been living in the poor neighborhoods of Hatikva and Shapira in southern Tel Aviv, working in such jobs a ...

NATO 'covering up' Libyan death shame

NATO has failed to investigate scores of civilian deaths incurred during its seven-month military campaign in Libya according to Amnesty international.  NATO expressed its “regret” for civilian casualties but has taken no steps to initiate an investig ...

Launch of mobile sex education in India

Cian O' SullivanClaiming that most Indian’s are still deeply conservative about sex education, mobile operator Tata DOCOMO has launched a mobile service called “Sparsh” to create awareness about sexual health. “Sparsh” is the Sankskrit word for “ ...

Egypt, revolution and the rise of the digital generation

Despite curfews, military crackdowns, and concessions from President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians continue to demonstrate their resistance with protests on the streets in a revolution born on the internet, writes James Le Grice.What are we to call this? The pr ...

Jackson doctor's passport seized by court as he is bailed

Doctor Conrad Murray, physician to US pop star Michael Jackson who died after suffering from cardiac arrest in June last year, has appeared in court charged with involuntary manslaughter.His criminal trial in April will reveal for the first time the eviden ...

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