Colombian bananas: Supreme Court Justice, under investigation for corruption, refuses to step down

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nsnbc : Supreme Court Justice Gustavo Malo who was asked to step down after he and his daughter became suspects in a major corruption investigation, refused to abandon his post and insists that it is sufficient if he abandons cases involving Senators who allegedly bribed him. Gustavo Malo Twenty-two of Justice Malo’s colleagues have requested More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Oh no, not Dukor again: Illiteracy rate in Mozambique hovers around 45 percent

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Over 90 percent of Mozambicans were illiterate when the country gained its independence from Portugal in 1975. Today over 40 percent of Mozambicans are illiterate with marked differences More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Why China’s audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

Ricardo Reboredo (TC) : It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious. A massive infrastructural development More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

North Korea knows it can’t afford to go to war

Ra Mason (TC) : The current flare-up over North Korea’s missile tests and Donald Trump’s belligerent response is frightening for many, but anyone worried that Pyongyang wants to start a war is – fortunately More...

A heroin trafficking dhow seized in Tanzanian waters, docked in Dar es Salaam next to the ferry to Zanzibar. Carina Bruwer
By nsnbc On Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Heroin trafficking through South Africa: why here and why now?

Carina Bruwer (TC) : A series of large heroin seizures have been made in South Africa since 2016, but the country is just one of the pitstops on Africa’s heroin highway. The African continent is geographically More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Even a ‘minor’ nuclear war would be an ecological disaster felt throughout the world

David McCoy (TC) : President Donald Trump’s vow to hit North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” is an unveiled threat to unleash America’s most potent weapons of mass destruction onto More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Syrian Army’s success along Jordanian border prompts further questions about presence of US – Norwegian special forces

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces regained control over some 1,300 square kilometers along the Syrian – Jordanian border and the Iraq – Syria – Jordan tri-border More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Rise in crimes by offenders on probation is an indictment of privatisation

Christopher Kay (TC) : There has been a 26.4% increase in the number of serious offences committed by offenders on probation since the privatisation of the service in 2013. According to newly published data released More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang for the State’s Bucks

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions. The Federal Reserve could do a round of “QE More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Why the US’s 1994 deal with North Korea failed – and what Trump can learn from it

Maria Ryan (TC) : After more than two decades of testing, North Korea finally has a missile that is powerful enough to deliver a nuclear warhead to US territory – that is, to Alaska and/or Hawaii, if estimates More...