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Revealed: Oil firm’s bid to cover up toxic dumping

The British oil trader Trafigura has offered to pay out in a historic damages claim from 31,000 Africans injured by the dumping of toxic waste in one of the worst pollution disasters in recent history, the Guardian can reveal. The

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Posted in Africa, Capitalism, Developing Countries, Environment, Money

Nigeria oil rebels pledge truce if Carter mediates

Niger Delta rebels promised on Tuesday to halt attacks on the oil industry if the Nigerian government would allow former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to act as a mediator. The rebel Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND),

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Posted in Africa, Dipomacy, Reports/Studies/Books

Bush denies Africa expansion plan

The US president has denied that the purpose of setting up a US Africa military command center is to build new military bases on the continent. George Bush, in Ghana during a five-nation Africa tour, made the remarks on Wednesday

Posted in Africa, George W. Bush, Military, United States

Stumbling Toward Another War

Meet Miss C. By URI AVNERY INTRODUCING Miss Calculatsia, that fashionable foreigner, the new star in Israeli discourse. To a Hebrew ear, she sounds like a young beauty, like “Miss Israel”. But Miss-Calculatsia, the Hebrew version of “miscalculation”, is neither

Posted in Africa, Arab World, Defense, GeoPolitics, History, Intelligence, International Relations, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Military, Neocons, Palestinian Territories, Politics, Propaganda, Race, Religion and Politics, Syria, Top Secret, United States, US Foreign Policy, War

Believe It or Not in the Middle East

40 Years of Lies Believe It or Not in the Middle East By ROBERT FISK When I was a schoolboy, I loved a column which regularly appeared in British papers called “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”. In a single rectangular

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Posted in Africa, Arab World, Defense, Europe, Federal government, France, GeoPolitics, History, Imperialism, Iraq, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Italy, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Politics, Propaganda, United Kingdom, United States, US Foreign Policy

Mauritanian Pilot Outwits Armed Hijacker

  by Iuliu Blaga Captain Ahmedou Mohamed Lemine, a 20-year veteran of Air Mauritania, managed to eliminate the threat of a 31-year-old hijacker who was armed with two automatic pistols. The plane was flying from Africa to the Canary Islands.

Posted in Africa, Defense, International Relations, Miscellaneous, Police, Politics

U.S. launches second air strike in Somalia

Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:49 PM GMT By Sahal Abdulle MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The United States this week conducted a second air strike in Somalia, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, as the top U.S. envoy in East Africa met an

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Posted in Africa, American Politics, Attacks on Civilians, Bush Adminisration, Defense, Energy, EU, Federal government, GeoPolitics, George W. Bush, International Relations, Legal, Military, New World Order, Paramilitary, Politics, Top Secret, US Foreign Policy, War on Terror, Weaponry
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