Wall Street Journal

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Apr 5th, 2014
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BY Jessica McKenzie Last week Human Rights Watch published a 100+ page report on government surveillance in Ethiopia that explains how the authorities use technology from countries like China, Germany and Italy to spy on opposition members, dissidents and journalists, even after they flee the country...
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In East Africa
Apr 2nd, 2014
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By Felix Horne Published in the Wall Street Journal Many Europeans are upset over revelations that the United States government spies on them. But European companies are selling surveillance tools and know-how to other governments, allowing them to spy abroad. Their customers include some of the worl...
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In Nigeria
Mar 24th, 2014
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A killing of insurgents in northern Nigeria may have actually been a heinous attack on local young men merely rounded up and detained, according to a New York Times account. By John Campbell, On March 14, insurgents labeled “Boko Haram” attacked the Giwa Barracks, a major army facility in the norther...
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In Djibouti
Feb 21st, 2014
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Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Acted Strangely Before Hijacking, Family Says NAIROBI, Kenya—Family members of the Ethiopian Airlines pilot who commandeered his plane in a bid for asylum in Switzerland said Wednesday he had been acting strangely before the hijacking. The younger sister of Hailemedhin Abera ...
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In Mali
Aug 15th, 2013
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Mali, and its new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, must count themselves exceptionally lucky that he won such a convincing victory in both rounds of the recently concluded elections. The huge margin of his win, and the graceful concession from his main opponent, means IBK has a genuine democratic ma...
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In Canada
Nov 4th, 2012
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By: Mike Whitney Sagging prices and droopy home sales in Vancouver have set off alarms across Canada. These are the first signs that the country’s overheated real estate market has begun to cool. Homes sales have plunged 33 percent year-over-year, while prices have tagged close behind dropping 11 per...
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In Middle East
Sep 25th, 2012
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By: VOR By Dmitry Babich The New York Times daily came out with interesting revelations about the details of the attack against the US mission in Benghazi, Libya. The American officials whom the newspaper quotes on its pages confirm that the two American compounds in Benghazi, including the one where...
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Aug 30th, 2012
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Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, Vanguard opinion IT took the WALL STREET JOURNAL, WSJ, last week, to lift the lid on the murky world of payments which the Nigerian government makes to Niger Delta warlords. The report, appropriately titled, “NIGERIA’S FORMER OIL BANDITS NOW COLLECT GOVERNMENT C...
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Aug 8th, 2012
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While the US was flexing its muscles in Iraq and Afghanistan (later, in Libya, currently in Syria, and further on other nations), taking a much less outspoken but nonetheless more effective approach of “soft power” penetrated the abandoned regions. The role of the frontrunner among new pa...
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Mar 6th, 2012
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The first (and last) thing anyone needs to understand about Barack Obama is that he is a Machiavellian con man whose loose way with the truth makes Bill Clinton look like a boy scout. This is a born and bred Marxist radical who charmed the pants off Wall Street and seduced its kingpins into giving [&...