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Global economy, porous borders provide ‘business model’ for unchecked human trafficking

Global economy, porous borders provide ‘business model’ for unchecked human trafficking

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Modern slavery is tragically thriving in the Twenty-first Century! While ethnic, religious and military conflicts seem to be the grist of news headlines, the quiet and brutal backstory from this global violence regards the vulnerable millions who have been displaced as migrants and refugees. Ironically in the midst […]

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New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria are going hungry, and facing devastating levels of food insecurity,” warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In a stunning and passionate plea for famine relief in the drought and conflict ridden regions, Guterres stressed, “We’re […]

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Eight strategic factors bearing on 2012, the year of 'Great Power Impotence'

Gregory Copley and Yossef Bodansky, Global Information System Rarely in the past six decades has global context counted for as much in strategic forecasting trend analysis as it does at the dawn of 2012. Reliance on stove-piped analysis of strategic sectors such as economic and financial issues, security issues, politics, geopolitics, resources and energy, sociology […]

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Nigerian president takes huge lead in vote

Nigerian president takes huge lead in vote

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan took a nearly insurmountable lead Sunday in the election to lead the oil-rich nation, though fragmented returns suggested the Christian incumbent faced strong opposition from the country’s Muslim north. Meanwhile, authorities in the vice president’s northern Nigerian hometown said that eight people had been wounded in a bomb […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Are Christians to blame for Muslim hate?

FAITH MATTERS: Are Christians to blame for Muslim hate?

By Uwe Siemon-Netto  First of two parts.  As Congress is considering the extent of Islamic extremism in America, scholars on both sides of the Atlantic wonder whether the liberal Protestant theology of the last two centuries must share some blame for the violence committed by Muslim radicals.  According to Thomas Schirrmacher, a German sociologist of […]

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Massive corruption using state funds reported in Nigerian presidential race

Massive corruption using state funds reported in Nigerian presidential race

By Global Information System The corruption of the Nigerian political process is now in full swing: major payments are now being made to each of the delegates of the political parties, particularly the overwhelmingly large ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who decide the primary elections which then select the party candidate for the presidential elections […]