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Rev. Tutu's legacy foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer.

Antislavery movement in Mauritania suffers setback as leader is jailed

Despite a tough law against slavery passed in 2007 allowing slaveholders to be prosecuted, those who protest the practice may still wind up in jail, in some cases for years.

Brazilian politicians call out McDonald’s for working conditions

The Fight for $15 is global. Brazil demonstrated that fact last week.

Coalition marches for Haitians targeted in DR

Friday, Aug. 14, the Coalition for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic led a march across the Brooklyn Bridge

MARCHERS REJECT POLITICAL SHUFFLE BY GUINEA BISSAU PRESIDENT

More than a thousand people filled the capital streets of Bissau this week despite a downpour in a march sparked by the unilateral dismissal by President Jose Mario Vaz of his entire government, including a popular prime minister.

ALL EYES ON LESOTHO AS SOUTHERN AFRICAN NATION UNRAVELS

The small enclave state of Lesotho, with less than 2 million inhabitants, is taking on major proportions for the summit this week of the Southern African Development Community.

UGANDAN TV ANCHOR SNARES BBC NEWS PRIZE

Prime time news anchor Nancy Kacungira is this year’s winner of the Komla Dumor award, a new BBC prize recognizing an African journalist with exceptional talent, passion for work and poise.

Deal with Iran is a national security tragedy

The mullahs in Iran call the United States “the Great Satan,” but we are the ones who just made a deal with the devil.

WOMEN’S DAY HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR MORE CHANGE

Recognition of the indispensable role played by women in defeating Apartheid in South Africa was the focus of countless speeches, film showings and even fashion shows as the country paused this week for National Women’s Day, a public holiday.

Venezuela: A ‘fishbone’ in the throat of Guyana

The Venezuela-Guyana relationship has become strained.

Trinidad heats up, Rowley fears assassination

In just under a month from now, voters in oil- and gas-rich Trinidad and Tobago will decide whether to dump the administration of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar amid widespread allegations of corruption and graft and an inability to deal with ...

Schumer’s no nuke deal

The threat that Sen. Chuck Schumer will vote “no” on the Obama administration’s nuke deal with Iran has created alarm within the Democratic ranks.

US Multinationals Scooped Up Deals During Obama’s Visit To Kenya

A presidential stopover in Nairobi to meet “global entrepreneurs” turned out to be a windfall for mega-development projects, bank lenders and U.S. corporations.

Robert Mugabe: Africa must set up own ICC to try Europeans

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is advocating for his fellow African heads of state to take a stern self-determining stance against European imperialists, who have been exploiting the motherland for its labor from her indigenous inhabitants and for her natural resources ...

Reparations battle picks up steam

Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the Caribbean Community Secretariat take an extended break from the daily grind of trade negotiations and ...

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