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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. …

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 …

Port-au-Prince

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 …

243 organisations ask UN to condemn Morocco's colonial oil plans

"No oil drilling should take place in the territory until the Saharawis have had the chance to exercise their right to self-determination and have …

‘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

Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal.<p>A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and …

How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

Perhaps the most durable myth about slavery is that it was utterly incompatible with capitalism. Well before historians in the twentieth century …

Black History

The Dutch Surrender New Netherland

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Jesse Greenspan<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2014<p>Title<p>The Dutch Surrender New …

What happened to the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke?

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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 …

Postcolonialism and Voices from the South: Organization: SAGE Journals

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 …

Big business holds the key to eradicating modern-day slavery

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 action by the UK government for years, and the recent report I oversaw for the Centre for Social Justice urged the government …

The economic case for ending slavery

$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 estimate of how much criminals make from modern slavery every year (pdf). It's a powerful statistic, and one of the most commonly cited. But it is becoming …

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

"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 four-hour traffic jams, or the day-long petrol queues, they sigh and say: "I'm not used to this. You see, I just got …

22 miners rescued from Nicaragua gold mine after landslide

BONANZA Nicaragua (Reuters) - Rescue workers have freed 22 miners who were trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, and the government on Saturday vowed to continue search efforts for several workers that remained stuck underground.<p>A miner, who is not part of the group of …