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In Debate, Africa at Center of International Security
Oct 23, 2012
"Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali, by al-Qaida-type individuals. We have in — in Egypt a Muslim Brotherhood president…."With those words, spoken Monday night by Barack Obama's Republican challenger Mitt Romney just 40 seconds in the...
Shell Oil Presses Supreme Court to Deprive Torture Victims of Justice
Oct 02, 2012
Bashe Yousuf, a torture victim from Somalia, was among plaintiffs who won a $21 million lawsuit against his Somali torturer in Federal Court. WASHINGTON-Will victims of distant genocides and crimes against humanity be allowed to continue using U. S. courts...
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Olympics 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Every four years, we marvel at and delight in acts of human endeavor on the world’s biggest sporting arena. Sadly, no Olympics is free from the occasional ugly moment, which, luckily, is heavily outweighed by the many wondrous ones.  Here’s...
‘Netflix of Africa’ Brings Nigerian Films to the World
Jul 15, 2012
Walk into any African hair braiding shop or store in the United States and you’ll probably see a Nigerian film blaring from a television screen.Once only available as pirated DVDs sold by street-side peddlers, the wildly popular "Nollywood" films will...
Filipina Among Seven Killed in Oakland Shooting
Apr 04, 2012
  MANILA, Phils. -- One of the seven victims killed in this week's shooting rampage at a small Christian college in California was a 24-year-old Filipina who was an employee of the school. According to a report of the news...
Obama selects Asian to lead World Bank
Mar 25, 2012
 President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, the president of Dartmouth College, as the next head of the World Bank.Some experts were surprised that Obama chose a candidate with a health background rather than a more traditional selection of an...
Nigeria’s Arab Spring? - Fuel Subsidy Cuts Spur Protests
Jan 12, 2012
WASHINGTON – As Occupy protests continue across the country, members of the Nigerian-American community rallied Monday in front of the World Bank headquarters to voice opposition to the Nigerian government’s cuts to domestic fuel subsidies. The repeal of subsidies to...
Nigerian Americans Want Goodluck to Deliver
Mshale, Chika S. Oduah, May 04, 2010
Nigerians in America have a message for Nigerias acting president: fix the electric power, end political corruption, get rid of the gigantic potholes in the roads, and distribute the money from oil revenues to the masses.
CSUC Student Body President Victim of 'Hate Crime'
ChicoSol, Apr 20, 2010
hico State student body President Joseph Igbineweka was stabbed early April 18 in an attack that police describe as an attempted murder and hate crime.
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Protests Await Phil. Pres. Arroyo at Nuclear Summit
ABS-CBN News.com, News Report, Rodney J. Jaleco, North America News Bureau, Apr 12, 2010
Filipino protesters in Washington D.C. are awaiting Pres. Arroyo to demonstrate their outrage at the Philippines' presidency next month of the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), calling it hypocritical.
E-waste
Dont Toss E-Waste onto Curb: Environmentalists
India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Apr 09, 2010
80 percent of used electronics collected in U.S. in recycling drives ends up in the developing world. Now the US is considering legislation that would regular e-waste export.
Kidnap
Kidnappings Thrive in India's Prosperity
Siliconeer, News Feature , Priyanka Bhardwaj, Mar 22, 2010
Indias explosive economic growth has led to acute social and economic disparities, with huge wealth and downright penury existing cheek by jowl. One side effect is the rise of a vicious kidnap and ransom industry.
Carson Articulates Obama Policy on Africa
M'shale, Charles W. Corey , Feb 28, 2010
Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson, met with reporters February 24 and answered questions on a wide array of issues: Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Cote dIvoire, Somalia, and Chinas operations in Africa, reports M'shale.
climate change
Rising Seas and Extreme Weather: Communities in Harms Way Want U.S. to Act Now
New America Media, Commentary, Staff, Feb 10, 2010
For many ethnic Americans whose family members are at the frontlines of global warming back in their home countries, climate change is a life-and-death issue.
AIDS, Africa
Africa a Challenge for Obama in 2010
Oneworld.net, News analysis, Brittany Schell , Jan 28, 2010
The Obama administration has failed to increase funding for HIV/AIDS programs, bolstered the much maligned International Monetary Fund (IMF), and tripled the budget for the U.S. Military Command in Africa (AFRICOM).
Arab Americans Call Airport Profiling Unconstitutional
New America Media, News Report, Esther M. Gentile, Jan 13, 2010
Some Arab-American and civil rights groups say the new airport screening regulations amount to "racial profiling" for citizens of 14 predominantly Muslim nations.
Anti-Gay Sentiment in Uganda
Why Ugandans Embrace U.S. Christian Rights Anti-Gay Agenda
New America Media, Commentary, Edwin Okong'o, Jan 12, 2010
American religious right-wingers are flocking to Africa and are having more success in passing new legislation criminalizing homosexuality there than they are having in the United States. The most vicious of those laws is in Uganda, where Parliament is now considering a bill that would make some homosexual acts punishable by death.
Nigeria
Nigerians Parents Fear for Students Studying Abroad
New America Media, Commentary, Olugu Ukpai , Jan 05, 2010
US media wonder if Nigeria has Al Qaeda links after the attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas. But the real worry for many Nigerians is when they send their children abroad for an education, are they risking them turning into terrorists?

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