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AFRICANGLOBE - While many are celebrating the decline of Somali piracy, its root causes must be understood and addressed if progress is to be lasting. Since its explosion in 2007, Somali piracy has become one more reason for the negative news coverage Somalia has been receiving the past two decades. However this year has been a turning point in the fight against piracy and many are celebrating the decline in the number of attacks as the end of the phenomenon.
A Malian radio presenter is in "intense pain" in hospital in Gao on after a severe beating by Arab terrorists who control the northern...
When President Obama doesn’t want to do something, he pleads the limits of presidential power or resistance from Republicans. But, when a novel move...
Professor Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, is where she argues that a once abolished Jim Crow Law still exists by way of its being redesigned and implemented by the Justice System.
A hundred and seventy-seven years after slavery was abolished in the British West Indies, Jamaica's national training agency - HEART Trust - still has to deal with colour-prejudiced employers who are requesting that trainees be brown or light-skinned as a prerequisite for employment in their firms.
AFRICANGLOBE - Some people cannot sit still until they have spent all their money. Well, they should know they are going to be bound by employment forever if they go on like that. For those who aspire to condemn themselves to a less than desirable financial situation, living one pay-cheque away from poverty can be accomplished in a number of ways.
An independent police review board is investigating the Monday night shooting of a young teen by Chicago Police officers. The youth, 13-year-old honor student Jimmell Cannon, was shot by officers who said they believed he matched the description of a person involved in a shooting near the 4300 block of W. Walton, authorities said.
In reality, nowhere in the world has a mining company been able to properly manage the full external impacts of its activities. If this were possible, the mineral extraction industry would have a benign reputation. Instead it is more accurately and correctly seen as socially and environmentally exploitative, despite the vast amounts spent on PR spin and green-wash.