Monthly Archives: November 2014

FARC Negotiations in Colombia Halted by Kidnapping

By Allan J. Roberts In Colombia, tensions remain high between former President Álvaro Uribe and current President Juan Manuel Santos. After Santos’s release of negotiation details with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Uribe responded with a scathing critique. … Continue reading

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Ebonylife TV: Retelling Africa

By Modupeola Oyebolu “The narrative will glorify the hunter until the lion learns how to write.” Many Africans dislike the coverage of their continent by the American and European media. Komla Dumor, a well-liked BBC correspondent who died suddenly earlier this … Continue reading

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Rousseff Returns as Brazil’s President

By Kaye Adoo In a historic presidential election four years ago, Brazilians welcomed their first female president, Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff ran for re-election on Oct. 5 against 11 candidates, including another woman, environmentalist Marina Silva from the Brazilian Socialist Party. Since no … Continue reading

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Russia Restricts Independent Media

By Candice Norwood The Washington Post reported Oct. 17, that Russian President Vladimir Putin, passed a law that will prevent foreigners from owning more than 20 percent of Russian media assets. Russian lawmakers say this decision is a response to what … Continue reading

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British Vote Should Concern Israel

By Daniel Farber Ball The British Parliament voted late at night on Oct. 13 to support a Palestinian state alongside Israel. The decision became official, when 274 members of Parliament stated “this House believes that the government should recognize the … Continue reading

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