July 2012

UK must act against Rwanda sponsored terror in Congo

  Once again atrocities have continued to mount in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as a Kivu province, writes Guy Momat reporting from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.According to UN (United Nations) sources, over 26 ...

Top recording studio ditches Barclays after rate rigging scandal

Graham HiscottPremises Studios, used by hundreds of stars from Girls Aloud and Tom Jones to Blur and Ben E King, has decided to move its business account elsewhere in the wake of the Libor rate fixing controversy. Managing director Julia Craik said: “We’ve ...

Why Olympic chiefs should let in the Voice

No one would argue that a Black athlete named Usain Bolt is the big draw who will pull in a huge world audience for the London Olympics, writes Marc Wadsworth.Yet The Voice newspaper - the only one that each week serves Britain’s African Caribbean communit ...

Anger mounts over local press pass Games snub

James Read Newsquest London press group editor Andy Parkes is furious with the capital's Mayor Boris Johnson and Olympics organisers after being left with no full press passes for his group of local papers to cover the Olympics. In May, the British Olympic ...

Anonymous launches new site to store leaked data

Quinn NortonParticipants in the Anonymous  collective have launched a WikiLeaks-like site called Par:AnoIA.They have been frustrated by the lack of impact from Anonymous’ otherwise famous hacks and data dumps, and the slow pace of material coming out ...

Top US bank guilty of race-based lending

Wells Fargo, America’s largest home mortgage lender, has agreed to pay $175 million to settle allegations of discriminatory lending practices against African-American and Hispanic borrowers, writes Travis Sandford. Between 2004 and 2009 Wells Fargo steered ...

Blogging for big brands in India

Saira KurupThe next time you shop for a new mobile phone or sedan car, chances are you'll check out blogs and read product reviews first before you decide on your purchase. Be it new LED TVs, designer stilettos, Hollywood DVDs, home decor, independent revi ...

Kicked out: Israel's 'inhumane' deportation of the South Sudanese

Mimi KirkPlaneloads of South Sudanese refugees from Israel have been landing in South Sudan’s capital of Juba over the past few weeks.Many of them had been living in the poor neighborhoods of Hatikva and Shapira in southern Tel Aviv, working in such jobs a ...

Thanks for the laughter Eric

James CombesThe envelope plopped through the letter box. This sort of thing happened from time to time, often for reasons that I did not fully understand. It was obviously going to be a bill. After all, it wasn’t my birthday. But the moment I picked it up, ...