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Haitians cannot sue UN for cholera outbreak, U.S. judge rules

Thousands of Haitians killed or sickened by a cholera epidemic that they blame on United Nations peacekeepers cannot sue the United Nations in a U.S. …

Environmental Health

Why Haiti Is One Of The Worst Countries For Child Slavery

The Creole word "restavek" roughly means "stay with" and refers to the estimated 200,000 to 220,000 slaves in Haiti, most of whom are children. The 2013 Global Slavery Index ranks Haiti number two in the world in prevalence of modern slavery by population, behind the African nation of …

U.S. Dept. of State

Foreign Ministry Refutes Any Secret Contacts Between Polisario Front and Morocco

[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Foreign Ministry Spokesperson has refuted the propaganda promoted in the recent days by Moroccan media of secret contacts …

Africa

‘Africa’s last colony’ ready to return to war

In Summary<p>Western Sahara was annexed by Morocco for 40 years<br>• Experts state lack of interest by key powers in the West to exert pressure on Morocco to …

Inside Morocco’s Campaign To Influence Hillary Clinton and Other U.S. Leaders

Morocco’s team of American lobbyists regularly communicated with State Department officials during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s four-year tenure and …

Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers • Trafficked into slavery on Thai trawlers to catch food for prawns • Thailand's seafood industry: state-sanctioned slavery? • Ask your questions - live chat as it …

How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

Capitalism in the U.S. owes much of its start to slavery, which in turn owed much of its success to government handouts.<p>Perhaps the most durable myth …

The Dutch Surrender New Netherland

On September 8, 1664, the Dutch surrendered the colony of New Netherland to the English, who subsequently renamed it New York after the king’s …

Native Americans

What happened to the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke?

<b>History Stories</b><p>Mystery at Roanoke<p>Before Jamestown and Plymouth, the English attempted to forge a colony at Roanoke. Within three years, it had …

Smithsonian

New Online Archive Shows Colonial New York Was Rowdy, Filthy, Smelly

Early manuscripts newly posted online depict New Amsterdam as an intoxicated Dutch settlement and show its leader, Peter Stuyvesant, struggling to bring order.<p>"WHEREAS we have experienced the insolence of some of our inhabitants, when drunk, their quarrelling, hitting and fighting each other even …

Shipwreck Shines Light on Historic Shift in Slave Trade

A longer route from Africa to South America brought cheaper captives and less competition, but greater risks.<p>In December 1794, Portuguese slave traders on the east coast of Africa outfitted their vessel for a daunting voyage. The 7,000-mile, months-long journey from Mozambique round the turbulent …

What will Africa’s future libraries look like?

South African librarians were shocked in 2013 when one of the top researchers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology claimed that he no …

Makerspaces

Big business holds the key to eradicating modern-day slavery

Business is often blamed for slavery in the supply chain, but a planned UK bill shows it is also vital to tackling the issue<p>Plans for a modern slavery bill, tightening laws on human trafficking, were announced by the home secretary, Theresa May, this week. There have been calls for leadership and …

The economic case for ending slavery

Anti-slavery organisations must start to make the case to governments and the private sector of the economic benefits of eliminating slavery, over the moral case<p>$32bn (£21bn) in annual profits sounds impressive doesn't it? Who wouldn't be happy with such huge profits? The problem is, that is the …

If you 'just got back' to Africa, mind you don't sound like a colonial

Africans returning home after time abroad should realise that the continent doesn't welcome Victorian-style arrogance<p>"I just got back." It's a phrase that's said to pepper the conversations of Nigerians who have returned home to live and work. When confronted with the erratic power supply, or the …