Recently, the United Kingdom took the decent step of protecting our children from sexual abuse by forcing all its citizens working with children in Kenya to be cleared by the police. Continue reading Kenya must do much more to protect children at the Coast from sex pests
Using a divestment model, campaigners want to force companies to lower their carbon emissions.
Valentine’s Day on February 14 is also Global Divestment Day. The organizers – a coalition of organizations that are fighting to stop climate change – charge that with governments failing to “take bold action to confront the climate crisis” it is “time for us to take matters into our own hands”. Continue reading Go green or go broke, activists warn
Families say government failing to address concerns that harsh working conditions are behind chronic kidney disease epidemic
In the blistering heat of Chichigalpa, the Sandinista heartland of north-west Nicaragua, weary men rest in shaded hammocks gazing at the endless rows of lofty sugar cane. The latest harvest weighs heavy on these communities that are being decimated by a deadly disease. Continue reading Nicaraguans demand action over illness killing thousands of sugar cane workers
Good luck Jonathan Says Militants Have Ties to Islamic State
ABUJA, Nigeria—With his oil-powered economy faltering and just five weeks to go before he faces a close election, Nigerian President Good luck Jonathan is appealing to the U.S. to send combat troops against his country’s most intractable problem: the Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.
President Good luck Jonathan said Friday that he has asked the U.S. military to dispatch troops to northern Nigeria, the region where Islamist militants have captured territory, suggesting that Boko Haram had established links with Islamic State. Continue reading Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Wants U.S. Troops to Fight Boko Haram