When you pour a packet of South African-made sugar into your morning coffee, you can feel good about the fact that the workers who milled, refined, ... packed, and shipped it are paid relatively decent wages, enjoy basic benefits, and are protected against severe exploitation.
Controversy arose in Côte d'Ivoire in early 2011 over the participation of dozo hunters in the battle between Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. ... In April, the United Nations mission in Côte d'Ivoire accused dozos of having participated in the massacre of at least 330 people in the western town of Duékoué. Dozos were fighting on behalf of Alassane Ouattara. Then in July, Amnesty International followed suite, accused dozos of having constituted a militia during the rebellion and of participating in ongoing intimidation and atrocities against civilian populations in the western region of the country. The news gave me cause for concern.
Until two decades ago football games were the most heated contests in most of Africa. Then came the era of competitive elections. From the beginning, ... the electoral game topped the charts. And much like football amateurs would tell you about the
"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity" says Ade Akinboyewa of the television serialisation ... of Arthur Haley's 1976 best-selling novel Roots. As a young black boy growing up in the white suburbs of South London he had never really thought deeply about slavery and how it had shaped him. "For the first time something that had always been opaque and unspoken was suddenly made real."
As Google launches its new social network service « Google+ », now available to the public without invitations, facebook is trying to remain ... the leader by looking at emerging countries. With over 700 million regular users in the world, but barely 3 million in Nigeria, facebook knows it can now only grow where the internet is not yet easily accessible.