Nov 2nd, 2010
Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, a study by British researchers has found. The research, by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD), examined the harm caused by substances including alcohol, tobacco, heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis. Researche...
Nov 1st, 2010
Human rights campaigners are calling for a ban on “blood diamonds” from Zimbabwe to be upheld, as international regulators meet to decide whether to allow future exports from the country. A dealer holds out illegal diamonds for sale near the Zimbabwean border The issue of Zimbabwe’s...
In Crime & Corruption
Oct 25th, 2010
Ejiro Henry, a 19-year old cocaine trafficker, currently standing trial for his involvement in the illicit trade, has been arrested again for peddling hard drugs. Mr Henry, who was apprehended the second time on his way to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, was found with...
In East Africa
Oct 19th, 2010
Social divisions, racial preconceptions and government blunders have as much a role in famines as crop failures. History is littered with catastrophic examples of government-induced disasters. A new book by the University of Hong Kong’s Frank Dikotter, Mao’s Great Famine, claims that 45 m...