Dispatches: Wake up US, Ferguson Calling

Written on:November 27, 2014
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By Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Human Rights Watch

utside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. A St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said. © 2014 Reuters

utside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. A St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said.
© 2014 Reuters

Many questions are already being raised about the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri in August. However, many of those questions will, by necessity, remain unresolved: without hearing the same evidence the jury has heard in closed sessions over the past four months, it’s very hard to assess the soundness of their decision. Read more…

Structural Reforms Can Help Poorest Countries Break ‘Vicious’ Economic Circle

Written on:November 27, 2014
Mothers and their infant children at the Mwandama Millennium Village, Malawi. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

UN News, New The world’s poorest countries are trapped in an economic vicious circle, which pins them in poverty and must be reversed if new development goals are to be met, according to a newly released report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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DR.Congo Police Executes 19-Year-Old

Written on:November 21, 2014
Congolese police taking part in Operation Likofi in Kinshasa on December 2, 2013.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have reportedly executed a 19-year-old man in the country’s capital,Kinshasa, according to Human Rights Watch.

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Bank Donates Money to fight Ebola in Liberia

Written on:November 21, 2014
President Sirleaf meets with the UBA Liberia delegation (r) where they made an additional donation of US$300,000 to the fight against Ebola. Photo Credit: James M.Garresen / Executive Mansion

Executive Mansion, Monrovia In the wake of the gains made in the fight against Ebola, the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Liberia Limited has made additional donation of US$300,000 to the Government of Liberia to help in its fight.

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UNICEF Says Leveraging Innovation Key to Advancing Progress on Child Rights

Written on:November 21, 2014
Thirty million children can’t go back to school because of a record number of conflicts and crises. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt

UN News, New York Despite progress in advancing child rights over the past 25 years, including a marked reduction in the number of children dying before the age of five and increased access to education and clean water, urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report.

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Charles Ghankay Taylor and Firestone Liberia

Written on:November 19, 2014
Charles Taylor in 1990 (Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)

Minneapolis,Minn The war narrative involving former Liberian president,Charles Ghankay Taylor has many different angles, and as this analysis suggests,Charles Taylor was a man of many different faces.

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Liberia to Demolish Illegally Built Structures Over Drainages

Written on:November 18, 2014
President Sirleaf tours deplorable UN Drive, Bushrod Island flanked by outgoing Minister Weeks (l) and Deputy Minister - Technical Affairs Langley (r) Photo Credit: James M.Garresen / Executive Mansion

Executive Mansion, Monrovia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says government will not hesitate to demolish all structures built over drainages or in alley-ways without compensation if they were built there illegally.

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UN Boss urges Leaders to Protect People from Persecution

Written on:November 18, 2014
Children from Cape Town, South Africa in the 1980s, when inter-racial marriage was illegal in the country

UN News, New York Making International Day of Tolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday urged world leaders to protect people from persecution and to encourage tolerance for all regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality or any other distinction that obscures our common humanity.

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Two Drugs no more Effective than one to treat Common Kidney Disease

Written on:November 18, 2014
Kidneys affected by polycystic kidney disease. Credit New England Journal of Medicine, 2010

Minneapolis, Minn Using two drugs was no more effective than a single drug in slowing disease progression in people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), according to two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the studies also showed that rigorous blood pressure treatment slowed growth of kidney cysts, a marker of ADPKD, but had little effect on kidney function compared to standard blood pressure…

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Ebola Outbreak Ends in Dr. Congo

Written on:November 18, 2014
Ebola Treatment Center in Dr. Congo

UN News, New York The United Nations today praised the end of an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as some of the world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, announced they are joining the Organization’s fight to help raise global awareness in the fight against the deadly virus.

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