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December 31, 2020

How Nigeria's police used 'shoot to kill' at demo

World attention focused on Nigeria after mass Black Lives Matter-type protests erupted against police brutality by the notorious now disbanded special anti-robbery squad, known as SARS....

MEDIA ALERT: Lebanon On Brink Of Apocalypse

  United Nations officials have estimated that more than a million Lebanese civilians have had to flee their homes as a result of a month of Israeli bombing of their country. The conflict started after Hezbollah militants killed three Israeli so ...

BEIRUT BLOG: Hizbollah Politics Are Hampering Aid Drive

Special Report  -  Jonathan Erasmus   Refugee.whose home has been destroyed, Photo: Jonathan Erasmus  A delicate UN ceasefire is presently in place and humanitarian aid efforts in Lebanon are underway but the road to recovery is lon ...

BEIRUT BLOG: No One Knows The Body Count

Special Report -  Jonathan Erasmus                    Residents in Srifa, near the South Lebanon city of Tyre, began burying their dead today having only yesterd ...

BEIRUT BLOG: Refugees Return To Destroyed Homes

Special Report - Jonathan Erasmus  Over the past couple of days the first of thousands of refugees began returning home to south Lebanon and the southern suburbs of Beirut. For many it has proved to be a devastating experience as they discover their h ...

BEIRUT BLOG: Hizbollah's Hollow 'Victory'

Special Report - Jonathan Erasmus  As the clear up in Beirut began today, Hizbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah announced a “strategic, historic victory” for Hizbollah. It was a statement designed to antagonise the Israeli g ...

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 ...

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, which is used in most cosmetic brands and around half of al ...

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