Saturday, 3 April 2010

Obama Expands Military Involvement in Africa
When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, it was widely expected that he would dramatically change, or even reverse, the militarized and unilateral security policy that had been pursued by the George W. Bush administration toward Africa and other parts of the world.

After one year in office, however, it is clear that the Obama administration is following essentially the same policy that has guided U.S. military policy toward Africa for more than a decade. Indeed, the Obama administration is seeking to expand U.S. military activities on the continent even further.

Foreign Governments Line Up to Buy U.S. Drones
RQ-4 Global Hawk Foreign buyers are itching for the opportunity to buy American-made pilotless reconnaissance aircraft, and the Department of Defense does not plan to get in the way, despite concerns that the military technology could fall into the wrong hands.

Banks have closed 434 branches in three years
Britain's high street banks have initiated a secret programme of branch closures in response to the global credit crisis, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Police clash with right-wing demonstrators during protest against plans for new mosque
Violent clashes broke out between riot police and right-wing protesters today during a demonstration against plans for a new mosque

At the mercy of the machete mob: The terrifying isolation and almost suicidal courage of Zimbabwe's white farmers


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