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Terrorism in Africa Print E-mail



Ethiopia Sentences Three Britons to Jail on Terrorism Charges

Terrorism in Africa: A bigger threat than in Europe, but much less coverage 

The neoliberal economic policies that many governments on the continent, including Nigeria’s, have pursued at the behest of Western financial institutions has also had a disastrous effect as it has increased economic hardship and pushed more young people towards extremism. “Nigeria’s experience with neoliberal economic policy presents a classic example of a state which progressively shifted from a relative welfare state to ad-hoc ‘welfarist’ state and full blown free market economy….Neoliberal reforms were not concerned with social issues but with market efficiency, which worked against the basic tenets of human rights and constitutional safeguards for Nigerian citizens…. A substantial number (of people) have resorted to criminal activities in the nation. This explains in part why arson, kidnapping, and other criminal activities and social vices are thriving in the Niger Delta region and other parts of the Nigerian state,” says Dr Olumide Victor Ekanade, in his 2014 paper The Dynamics of Forced Neoliberalism in Nigeria since the 1980s.  

Smoking ban Print E-mail


Ethiopian city bans smoking in public areas

Water pollution Print E-mail


Addis Ababa's rivers severely polluted - German Radio ...

Terrorism Print E-mail



'Absolute' Indignation: Crowds, World Leaders Converge on Paris 

French Premier Declares 'War' on Radical Islam as Paris Girds for Rally 



 When the Ku Klux Klan burns a cross in a black family’s yard, Christians aren’t required to explain how these aren’t really Christian acts. Another horrendous act of terrorism has taken place and people like myself who are on media speed-dial under “Celebrity Muslims” are thrust in the spotlight to angrily condemn, disavow, and explain—again—how these barbaric acts are in no way related to Islam.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the Paris Terror Attack Doesn't Reflect Islam 

U.S. ECONOMY Print E-mail




Even conservative economists have a hard time faulting the $80 billion auto-bailout, which wrapped up at the end of last year with a loss of around $9 billion for taxpayers but gains of hundreds of thousands of jobs and economic growth both directly at automobile companies and the scores of smaller manufacturers who supply them.

“If we don’t bail out the auto manufacturers you could argue we don’t get any of that growth,” said James Pethokoukis, an economic scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

Does Obama deserve credit for the economy?

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