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Mali Facing Worst Human Rights Situation in 50 Years

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by fighting in northern Mali and dozens have been subjected to arbitrary detention, extra-judicial executions or...

CNN Suspends Martin for Speaking the Truth

CNN suspended political analyst Roland Martin on Wednesday for "offensive" tweets during the Super Bowl that some critics said were anti-gay. Martin commented on Twitter...

Arab Nomads Attack Another African Country

Tuareg rebels clashed with Malian troops Thursday as they attacked a town in the north of the country, after last week's first major offensive in three years, the bandits said. "We attacked Anderamboukane this morning... The Malian army is facing us," said Moussa Salam, a spokesman for the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) which is demanding autonomy for the nomadic desert tribe.

Shell Accused of Funding Clashes, Armed Gangs in Nigeria

AN industry watchdog, Platform of London has accused Royal Dutch Shell, the parent company of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) of funding armed gangs, which had fuelled human rights abuses in Nigeria.

New Research Reveals Shell Paid Militants Who Destroyed Nigerian Towns

Shell fuelled human rights abuses in Nigeria by paying huge contracts to armed militants, according to a new report published by Platform and a coalition of NGOs.

Atrocities Against Black Libyans Escalates as Rebels Seize Tripoli

Around 30 men lay decomposing in the heat. Many of them had their hands tied behind their back, either with plastic handcuffs or ropes. One had a scarf stuffed into his mouth. Almost all of the victims were black men.

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter: Speaking the Truth to Black Youths

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter went where few Black leaders have gone by speaking truth about the critical state of Black youth in America.

Mugabe’s Party Exposes British of Double Standards On Social Media

Britain's double standards have been exposed through ongoing moves to block social media in the aftermath of riots that rocked the country despite having encouraged the use of the same tools in destabilising Africa.

Treatment of Civilians in Sudan "Reprehensible," Says UN Official

More than 70,000 people have been displaced due to the violence in Southern Kordofan amid intermittent fighting between the northern army known as the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) of Southern Sudan.

Former U.S. Envoy Calls for Military Action Against Sudan

A former US envoy to Sudan has called for military action against the Khartoum government in order to prevent further escalation of violence in Abyei and South Kordofan regions.

Abyei Still Tense After Burning and Looting by The North

Initial patrols around the area of conflict suggest that looting and pillaging have left the town badly damaged and empty," UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York

Ivory Coast: Both Sides Responsible for War Crimes and Crimes Against...

Alassane Ouattara's failure to condemn these acts could be seen as a green light by many of his security forces and other armed elements fighting with them to continue

Tsvangirai accused of using mafia-style tactics

MDC-T party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been accused of running that party using ‘mafia-style’ tactics. The party was rocked by violence in the run-up to...