by Alan MacLeod
A new report published in South African newspaper The Mail and Guardian has shed light on the opaque world of the American military presence in Africa.
by M Rajshekhar
Bengaluru: “Around 2 am, we were woken up by what people are now saying was Styrene gas. Since it is summer, we had left the windows open. Our skin started to burn and eyes began to water. We couldn’t breathe. We tried to leave the house but the gas was everywhere, like the winter fog. We could not see anything clearly, could not understand what was happening. People started falling down while walking on the streets. Children and elderly people were just falling unconscious.”
by Peter Mertz
DENVER, July 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) – With COVID-19 cases spiking nationwide, corporate America pushed political leaders towards mandating mask wearing this week, while vocal conservatives protested their loss of civil liberties in their opposition.
The corporate avalanche mandating mask wearing began last Wednesday, with mega-retailer Walmart’s announcement, followed by grocer giant Fred Meyer, Kohl’s, Best Buy, and Starbucks.
by Maged Mandour
On 23 June, the prominent Human Rights activists Sanaa Seif, was abducted in front of the State Prosecutor’s office in Cairo, by plain clothed police officers.
Seif was there to report a violent assault she suffered the night before, as she was camped out in front of Tora prison with her mother and sister, in protest. They were attempting to receive a letter from her brother Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a prominent blogger, who is being held in prison since September 2019.
by Jessica Purkiss
The stone compounds in which many Afghans live are a whirl of skinny arms and legs. Children run between the clustered homes of their aunts, their uncles, their parents. Afghanistan has one of the youngest populations in the world – more than 40 percent of people are under 15.
But childhood in Afghanistan is punctuated by war. With alarming frequency, that war is arriving at their homes. The consequences are often terrible.