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South Korea’s Abysmal Record of Disability Rights Despite Economic Prosperity

21/01/2015

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Salt works on the west coast, Jeollabuk-do Province, Korea, Photo by Bruce Stainsby

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:56 p.m. EDT, 21 January 2015 SINAN COUNTY, South Korea – Though South Korea’s record of human rights abuse is not as heinous as its neighbor North Korea, it still grapples with abuse of the weakest members of its society. Prior to the latest exposé, there have been several studies […]

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Ethiopia: Fight for Land in the Lower Omo Valley

08/01/2015

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Mursi People, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Photo by Luca Chizali

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:20 p.m. DST, 08 January 2015 OMO VALLEY, Ethiopia – Citizens of the Lower Omo Valley are competing with the government for their land. The government is eying the land for cash crops such as sugar and palm oil. The indigenous population consists of thirteen tribes who rely […]

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Despite a Successful 2014 for Africa, Hundreds Continue to be Hacked to Death in DRC

29/12/2014

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African Man With Machete, Photo by Margus Sootia

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 17:27 p.m. EST, 29 December 2014 KINSHASA, DRC – In 2014, many African countries have seen long-awaited triumphs in the form of heightened foreign direct investment, peaceful political transitions and quickly expanding economies. While there are undoubtedly many hurdles left to overcome, there are many pockets in Africa that […]

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Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa

25/11/2014

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Apartheid, El espejo sudafricano - CCCB, Photo by Rubén Díaz

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black. I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]

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Rwanda’s Leading Murderer

26/10/2014

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Ntarama Genocide Memorial, Ntarama, Rwanda, Photo by Bradford Duplisea Ntarama Genocide Memorial, . Photo taken in december 2009 by Bradford Duplisea (www.duplisea.ca)

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 01:40 a.m. EST, 26 October 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda – Ever since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the international community has been slow to criticize Rwanda’s new government and slow to intervene in matters there. This hesitancy to get involved is rooted back to their fear of being to blame for […]

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