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"Vulture Fund" is example of profiteering at its worst.
2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade but modern-day forms of slavery are devastating lives throughout much of the African world.
The Bush administration has chosen yet again force over diplomacy.
In Morocco, jokes about Islam are no laughing matter, as two journalists recently discovered.
It's painfully clear, as the blood spills on both sides of the Chad border, that the consortium of international oil companies and their allies at the World Bank won't let anything stop a drop of oil from flowing to global markets.
The Islamic Courts Union is on the run. But political Islam remains a force to be reckoned with in Somalia.
Is the fall of Mogadishu déjà vu all over again?
Ian Williams explains why rum is the true global spirit, with its warm beating heart in the Caribbean.
Firestone Natural Rubber Company is facing increasing international scrutiny for exploiting the people and natural environment of Liberia.
Niger is the poorest country in the world. Neither humanitarian aid nor free-market reforms prevented its 2005 food crisis.