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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,...

Fat cats profit from global 'oil shortage' lie

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh - US-based economistPopular perceptions of the recently sky-rocketing oil price is that there is an oil shortage in global energy markets. The perceived shortage is generally blamed on the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting countries ...

EU demands that Tsvangirai should rule Zimbabwe

"The European Union will accept no Zimbabwean government other than a government led by Morgan Tsvangirai," (pictured, left) a top French politician has boldly stated.Foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, whose country officially took over the EU ro ...

Gaza truce is a sham, say analysts

Chris GelkenIt has been a long time coming, especially for the one and a half million Palestinians of the Gaza Strip. It is also providing a welcome period of calm for the residents of the small southern Israeli towns of Siderot and Ashkelon. But after ...

Russia hits back at 'human rights abuse' claims

Human rights campaigners Amnesty International have condemned abuses in Russia including 'extra-judicial killings and kidnappings'. But a legal expert in the former Soviet Union hit back by saying his country did not need what he called unfounded a ...

Why Barack Obama won and Hillary Clinton lost

       Barack Obama seized the Democratic presidential nomination last night in a historic leap toward his once near- impossible aim of becoming the America's first Black president. A defeated Hillary Clinton manoeuv ...

'Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination'

America's ABC News has predicted that Barack Obama will have enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination after the votes from the final primary contests are counted tonight, based on the preliminary exit polls. Obama, the first term Illinois S ...

Shocking Eyewitness Account of South Africa's Lynchings

Randhir Kandhaia - Johannesburg, South AfricaMarauding mobs baying for the blood of foreign migrant workers 'necklaced' a helpless man in Johannesburg's Reiger Park. President Thabo Mbeki was forced to call in the army, for the first time since ...

Amputee runner wins right to try for Olympic spot

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius won his appeal yesterday and can now compete for a place in the Beijing Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the 21-year-old South African is eligible to race against able-bodied athletes, ov ...

Scores of people killed by oil pipeline blast

More than 100 people are feared dead after a construction vehicle accidentally ripped open an oil pipeline and triggered a huge explosion in Nigeria's largest city.Children fled from their schools as oil began spewing from the ruptured pipe just moment ...

Citizen journalism's role in China earthquake

Minutes after the massive earthquake struck in Sichuan on Monday the internet was alive with videos and eyewitness accounts of the disaster from citizen journalists.It was a contrast to the events in Tangshan 32 years ago, when the Chinese government refus ...

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