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Demand for inquiry into France's role in assassination of African leader

On Feb. 13, a member of the French Chamber of Deputies tabled a motion to begin a parliamentary investigation of the assassination of Captain Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso, in 1987.


The cost of renewed U.S. control in Paraguay

Paraguay interests the U.S. government now because it's close to unruly Bolivia, because of oil deposits, the Guaraní fresh water aquifer, and lawlessness in the tri-border area.


Mali, imperialism, and “Françafrique”

About 3,000 French troops have now entered the war in Mali, at the request of Malian President Dioncounda Traoré.


After four decades, Victor Jara’s killers charged

Eight former army lieutenants have been charged in the killing of communist singer and songwriter Victor Jara in 1973.


On the 202nd anniversary of Mexican independence

On Sept.16, Mexico celebrated its two hundred and second independence day. Is independence slipping through the Mexican people's fingers?


What's behind the coup in Mali?

On March 22, soldiers of the Republic of Mali in West Africa, led by junior officers, carried out a coup d'état against the elected president, Amadou Toumani Touré.

Europe and Africa: a genocidal history

During the "scramble for Africa" at the end of the 19th century, Germany had entered the game partly for economic and partly for geopolitical reasons.


Obama's dangerous Asia "pivot"

The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift  a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.


Summer months heat up West Papua conflict

Analysts of the West Papua conflict have observed an escalation in violent incidents through the year, with a pronounced uptick since May. Journalists and members of the West Papua community themselves have previously warned that the situation is deteriorating.


War crimes and the bombing of Libya

Are we being dragged into a war  whose means violate the Geneva Conventions?  It is hard not to answer that question in anything but the affirmative.

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