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Macy’s settles racial profiling allegations from shoppers
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Macy’s settles racial profiling allegations from shoppers

Macy’s is to pay $650,000 (£390,000) to settle claims it racially profiled and detained ethnic minority shoppers at its flagship Manhattan shop. Under a deal with New York’s attorney-general Macy’s agreed to a series of changes at its 42 stores across the state. Staff at Macy’s, one of US retailing’s big names, were said to […]

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US clothing store Gap to set up in India
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

US clothing store Gap to set up in India

US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and it will launch the first two stores early next year. Gap’s first two outlets will be in Mumbai and the capital Delhi – India’s biggest and busiest cities. Gap is partnering with Arvind Lifestyle Brand Limited, a […]

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Gay and not free in South Africa
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Gay and not free in South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira Groudup A gay man from the DRC claims the Congolese community in South Africa will not rest until they kill him. Junior Miteo Kalonji, 34, wept hard as he talked about his life. GroundUp had to stop the interview three times when he broke down. On 11 August, Kalonji says he was […]

US Attorney General to visit Ferguson
By August 20, 2014 Read More →

US Attorney General to visit Ferguson

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to be in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday, site of violent protests following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Holder is due to meet with community leaders, FBI investigators and federal civil rights officials to discuss the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown […]

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Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania
By August 16, 2014 Read More →

Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania

PARIS— In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch in Romania of Kenya’s popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer system. Mobile payments have changed the way many Africans — and the humanitarian community — do business. It remains to be seen, though, whether it will enjoy the same success in Europe.

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Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases

Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now

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Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned
By August 9, 2014 Read More →

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned

A gay pride parade in Uganda has special meaning this year following a decision by one of the country’s courts overturning an extreme anti-gay law that could have landed homosexuals in prison for life.

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency

A health official in Abidjan, Nigeria, displays a leaflet about the Ebola outbreak The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) said the spread of the virus in West Africa was an international health emergency. WHO says 961 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, two of them in Nigeria. The […]

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak on Wednesday showed new signs of spreading, as Nigeria confirmed a second death plus five new cases. The new cases in Nigeria raise concerns that the virus will spread further in Africa’s most populous nation, with its 174 million residents. Meanwhile, Liberia has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak […]