Nobody knew about that unsuspicious house in Umuaka, Imo State in Eastern Nigeria that hosted 23 pregnant girls and four babies, rescued by a police raid on May 11, 2013. However, the issue of baby-trafficking is widespread in Nigeria. In the same week another raid unveiled a baby-factory in Enugu, where six girls under 17… Read More Baby-factory uncovered in Umuaka, Nigeria
If you’re between the ages of 20 and 25 and you live in Spain, your future isn’t looking particularly bright at the moment. To be honest, the future is looking bright for a very select few in the land of sangria (or if I want to be very dramatic, for Europe in general), but for… Read More There is more to Spain than unemployment
After Occupy Wall Street and other phenomenons, comes the Italian “Occupy PD”. They demand a change of the Democratic Party and want to be heard; they are armed with a document with which they intend to request a reset of current leadership.
The Hague – Activists on their second day of hunger strike have been supporting imprisoned asylum seekers in the Netherlands who officially started the strike on 1 May 2013, protesting against a dysfunctional asylum Dutch policy. Around 20 activists were gathered today at Plein in The Hague city centre to hold a hunger strike that… Read More On-going hunger strike in The Hague to support imprisoned asylum seekers in The Netherlands
Since Adam Smith discovered the invisible hand, market economies have been sold as the panacea for ever-increasing growth. The rationale behind the culture of laissez-faire neoliberalism is that free, deregulated, international markets will lead to fierce competition which, coupled with the profit motive, will result in the optimum allocation of limited resources. Statistics demonstrate a… Read More A critique to capitalism
Yesterday 100 people were buried in the rubble of a building under construction that collapsed in north-east Rwanda. The Rwandan Minister for Disaster Management said that “It is a 4-storey building, located in Nyagatare (approximately 100 kilometers north-east of the capital, Kigali) on the side of the road, and it is for this reason that… Read More Building collapses in Rwanda
(Photo’s credits to “Free West Papua” Website) “It’s time the United Nations made amends for its collusion with Indonesia’s annexation of West Papua in the 1960s. The people of West Papua have a right to self-determination. The UN should supervise a referendum to allow a genuine act of free choice.” Peter Tatchell, Human Rights campaigner… Read More Free West Papua from “the Act of No Choice”.