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Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations

Scientists here are warning Caribbean countries, where the fisheries sector is an important source of livelihoods and sustenance, that they should pay close attention to a new international report released Wednesday on ocean acidification.

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Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed
By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed

The Nigerian government says militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire and the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April from the town of Chibok. The two sides reached the cease-fire deal Friday, after talks in Saudi Arabia that involved President Idriss Deby of Chad and high-level officials from Cameroon. […]

US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official

DAKAR, SENEGAL— Equatorial Guinea’s second vice president Teodorin Nguema Obiang has been ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to sell more than $30 million worth of property it believes was bought using illegally obtained assets from corrupt business deals.

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Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions

Parents and supporters in Nigeria have marked six months since Islamists abducted more than 200 girls from a secondary school. Nigerian police on Tuesday blocked protesters demanding the release of the schoolgirls from marching on the president’s official residence in the capital, Abuja. On April 14, dozens of fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram […]

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti
By October 10, 2014 Read More →

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti

Former Haitian self-proclaimed president-for-life Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as “Baby Doc,” will receive no formal state funeral. Instead. the brutal and corrupt Caribbean dictator will be remembered during a private ceremony Saturday at the chapel of a Catholic school he once attended in Port-au-Prince. Duvalier’s lawyer, Reynold Georges, said until recently the government of Haiti under […]

Mexico searches for 43 missing students
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Mexico searches for 43 missing students

Hundreds of vigilantes have joined the search for 43 students who went missing in the Mexican town of Iguala in Guerrero state on 26 September. Members of the so-called self-defence groups said they would conduct a house-by-house search. Meanwhile, forensic tests are under way on dozens of bodies found in shallow graves near the town […]

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

BEIRUT – At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.

Another American dies fighting for ISIS
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Another American dies fighting for ISIS

It is difficult for Goth Ali to believe the man he sees in shaky and grainy social media videos is the same one he has known for almost a decade – Abdirahmaan Muhumed.

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said. On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had fallen. Officials […]

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament
By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has given an unprecedented “no” vote in the Cuban parliament to a workers’ rights bill she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.