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Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread 

Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease.

New report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly.

Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

New York streets were overflowing Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical instruments and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for ...

U.S. Millions Committed for Ebola but A Paltry 25 Beds Are Yet to Arrive

Between $100 million and $180 million have been committed to the fight against Ebola in West Africa, an amount considered much too little and reaching the needy much too slowly.

More Bodies Pulled From The Sea After Migrant Boat is Rammed

Approximately 500 refugees are feared dead after their vessel was rammed by traffickers in icy Mediterranean waters, according to two Palestinians who survived the ordeal.

Disappointment Runs Deep as 'Blade Runner' Walks Free

The decision by Judge Thokozile Masipa that found Olympian Oscar Pistorius not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, stunned South Africans, who had been glued to the trial since the gavel first pounded the court to order ...

Church leaders defend 'Public Protector' vilified over Zuma report

A blizzard of brickbats, insults and other aspersions aimed at South Africa’s public protector assigned to investigate the taxpayer-financed country estate of President Jacob Zuma have roused the Diakonia Council of Churches, a social justice faith-based group, which this week ...

Greenpeace takes aim at South Africa's 'Eskom' over killer coal dust

Environmental activists with Greenpeace Africa have launched a global campaign to block efforts by Eskom, South Africa’s public power utility, to release more polluting coal dust into the air.

China’s Caribbean plan

If there were any doubts that China has its eyes on Latin America and the Caribbean, just look at the latest statements emanating from Beijing about its plans to assist the Caribbean trade bloc.

Brooklyn organization fights Ebola

Brooklyn’s Imani House, Inc. helps low-income youth, families and immigrants create viable neighborhoods where residents take responsibility and make life-changing decisions for improvement, not just in their community, but globally as well

Fight Over Spoils Turns Deadly in Leaderless Lesotho

In the Kingdom of Lesotho, Prime Minister Tom Thabane, fearing a military coup, slipped out of the country Saturday night.

International Criminal Court Under Fire

A historic case brought before the ICC against the US, Britain, Canada, France and NATO allies in 2012 focused on war crimes and human rights abuses against Libya, Cote d’Ivoire, Haiti, Palestine and Black people in the United States of ...

Cameroon Soccer Star Felled By Stones Hurled In Stadium—was it race?

Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend.

Ebola could sink Africa rising dreams

An airlift of emergency supplies needed for those treating Liberians with the virus Ebola was launched this weekend by the U.N. children’s fund, known as Unicef.

Trinidad general elections heat up

Two key, hotbed political issues are dominating the news in Trinidad this week