2012-02-21 13:08:54BP Makes Opaque Payments for Oil Block As Petro-Lobby Seeks Weak Transparency Rules[Global Witness]
As oil industry lobbyists attempt to water down watershed transparency legislation in the United States and the European Union, Global Witness shows that BP has agreed to make multi-million dollar payments into obscure "social projects" controlled by the highly opaque state oil company of Angola as part of a deal to win oil exploration rights.
Thursday, 04-24-14, 13:58Persecution of Gays Intensifies As Rights Groups Go Underground[IPS]Kampala -As she sits in a Kampala hotel holding a mobile phone that rings frequently, Sandra Ntebi tells IPS: "I'm really exhausted. I don't know where to start. We have many cases pending." Ntebi manages a hotline and is helping Uganda's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community find alternative, safe accommodation after they have faced harassment.
Thursday, 04-24-14, 13:52A Brief Chronicle of Apartheid[Deutsche Welle]For almost 90 years, white nationalists repressed the black population in South Africa.
Thursday, 04-24-14, 13:49UN in DR Congo Pledges Support, Good Offices to Upcoming Polls[UN News]The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organized and well-funded.
Thursday, 04-24-14, 13:46Peace Corps Volunteers Work to Make Every Day Earth Day[State Department]Washington -On Earth Day and every day, Peace Corps volunteers lead grass-roots efforts to protect and preserve the environment in the countries in which they serve, the Peace Corps said in an April 22 press release.