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July 16, 2020

Why Black people are bearing brunt of global plague

Shocking figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this month show that Black people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 or coronavirus that has devastated lives in the...

Shame on UK: UN to investigate 'deadly' disability cuts

Britain has become the first country in the world to be placed under investigation by the United Nations for violating the human rights of people with disabilities amid fears that thousands may have died as a consequence of controversial welfare reforms an ...

Death of South African freedom fighter Bennie Bunsee

Lifelong Pan-Africanist, writer and polemicist Bennie Bunsee died peacefully at the weekend. He was 12 days away from his 80th birthday.On Sunday, friends, family and ideological sparring partners fondly recalled Bunsee, who died at South Africa's Vin ...

Europe must stop shifting the blame for migrant crisis

In a very reluctant, not quite shame-faced way, Europe has moved to restore sea patrols to their previous level to rescue the “boat people” of today – fleeing from war-torn countries across the Mediterranean to “fortress Europe&rdq ...

Shooters of colour are ‘terrorists’, but not the white gunmen

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as a hate crime committed by a white man. Unfortunately, it’s not a unique event in American history. Black churches ...

Disturbing rise in suicide rate among Black American boys

A new study has revealed that the suicide rate among young African-American boys has almost doubled since 1993. The rate among white children dropped during the same period.The research, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics this week, followed th ...

Counterfeit medicines are 'a risk to world health'

Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue. Researchers found that up to 41 percent of med ...

Centres to make Indian gay youth 'normal' slammed

Chief Minister of the Indian beach state of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar, has slammed plans by his youth affairs minister to set up treatment centres for young lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBT), a move that had enraged activists.Parsekar s ...

'Violent crime and poverty fuelling HIV rise in Uganda'

Hood Katende, a dreadlocked reformed thief and onetime drug peddler is now an anti-AIDS activist respected in his Kampala slum. The 26-year-old urges young men to wear condoms if they can’t avoid premarital sex and encourages teenage girls to reject ...

Britain's 'let them drown' policy is affront to humanity

Europe no longer wants to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. But as it takes away the safety net, their corpses wind up in fishing nets.Europe’s unofficial “Let Them Drown” immigration policy came into force on Saturday with new naval ...

Counting the cost of deeply unpopular Afghanistan war

Much media and political fanfare has greeted news that British troops this week finally left their last base in war-torn Afghanistan after the invasion by the West 13 years ago.Little mention was made that the withdrawal marked the end of the UK’s fo ...

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