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U.S. Citizens Head Not Only to the Middle East to Fight Others’ Battles

13/01/2015

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Following Failed Coup, Photo Courtesy of Adam Kamran

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 12:18 p.m. EST, 13 January 2015 BANJUL, Gambia – On December 30th, armed groups in Gambia carried out a coup attempt against the president, Yahya Jammeh. The harsh and restrictive leader has been in power since 1994 (due to a coup, ironically), and is globally infamous for his widespread […]

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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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To Spite Obama Health Insurance Companies and Pharmaceuticals Choose to Kill Citizens

05/01/2015

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A Child Wishing for Health, Photo by All Children's Hospital

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 02: 42 a.m. EDT, 05 January 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – At midnight on December 31st the world retired 2014 to make way for 2015. For many it marked a night of festivities, parties, and insouciance. For others, like me, it was the day which marked the resetting of health insurance […]

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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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Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

13/11/2014

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Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]

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