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US invests $50m in Niger drone base for counterterrorism

The US is investing at least $50m in a military air base in Niger that will be capable of deploying drones.

The US already has a presence in the capital Niamey, where it shares an airbase with… 156 more words

Africa

Hedge fund Och-Ziff to pay $412m in Africa bribery case

Leading US hedge fund Och-Ziff has been ordered to pay $412m (£316m) to settle charges that it paid millions in bribes to top officials across Africa to secure mining and investment rights. 153 more words

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Orwell 2016: Censorship in the Age of Social Media

Human Wrongs Watch

By Catherine Shakdam*

30 September (RT) – If George Orwell is watching from above, he must be impressed. In his novel 1984, what was meant as a cautionary tale against government control and intellectual obscurantism, seems to have come to pass without our full knowledge. 1,116 more words

The Peoples

UN Resolution on Journalist Safety Passed, But Long Way to Go

Human Wrongs Watch

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage*

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 2016 (IPS) – The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) advanced its commitment to the safety of journalists after adopting a groundbreaking resolution with measures for states to ensure journalist protection. 1,186 more words

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Treaties against Human Trafficking Key to Fighting Scourge, Supporting Victims

Human Wrongs Watch

With current armed conflicts and humanitarian crises driving massive population movements – and not just in Europe, though the continent has been heavily challenged – an upcoming United Nations report will confirm the troubling fact that human trafficking generally follows the overall migratory flows, a senior UN anti-crime official on 29 September 2016 said, urging States to back the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and other international tools to address the evolving and complex situation. 869 more words

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Ukraine as the Border of NATO Expansion

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By Jan Oberg*

Lund, Sweden, 27 September, 2016 ((TFFTransnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research) –  If the Ukraine conflict is the centrepiece of the new 2nd Cold War, it is essential to ask: What really happened? 2,253 more words

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21 September 2016: 10 Pointers

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By Johan Galtung*

26 September 2016- TRANSCEND Media Service – Peace is not only a great idea, but something sacred, holy.

The number of pointers to peace has to reflect this as a holy number, like 10 for the Ten Commandments. 1,001 more words

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