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COURT DENIES NIGERIAN FISHERMEN ‘ACCESS TO JUSTICE’, RIGHTS GROUPS SAY

May 21, 2018 (GIN) – A coalition of human rights, environmental and development groups from the four corners of the world is challenging a UK appeals court ruling that lets UK-headquartered parent companies escape liability when people in poor countries are harmed by their affiliates. The ruling stems from a lawsuit by the Ogale people in Nigeria against Royal Dutch Shell, based in England, and its Nigerian ...

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BURUNDI VOTE COULD UNDO DELICATE HUTU-TUTSI BALANCE

(GIN) - As U.S. President Trump unravels carefully crafted legislation at home, the newly-passed referendum in Burundi may unravel a balance of power between Hutus and Tutsis, worrying some experts in diplomacy. The finely-tuned Hutu-Tutsi ethnic balance, defined in the 2000 Arusha agreement, helped end Burundi’s civil war, say policy strategists at the International Crisis Group. Under the amended constitu ...

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2018 Toyota Corolla

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – You don’t find many nameplates that survive for decades. But Toyota’s Corolla is one of them. In fact, if this car had not been successful it is doubtful that the brand would have survived in the U.S. market. Introduced in 1966, the Corolla celebrated its 50th anniversary in this market a little while ago. More than 43 million have been sold. And the traits that made Corolla ...

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DEBATE HEATS UP OVER SOUTH AFRICAN ‘WHITE PRIVILEGE’

(GIN) – Members of the opposition Democratic Alliance are reportedly squabbling over a casual remark by the head of the party, Mmusi Maimane, who observed that white privilege and black poverty were critical issues that needed to be addressed. “I firmly stand by comments I made on Freedom Day,” Maimane tweeted on Sunday. “South Africa remains deeply unequal, with black South Africans locked out of opportuni ...

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AT AFRICAN CONFAB, A CALL FOR JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN*

(IDN/GIN) – Children are very much on the political and public agenda in Africa today. The African Union has adopted a charter to protect them and a mechanism to hold governments accountable for the fulfilment of their rights. Even so, the reality on the ground is somber and sobering. The number of child prisoners in Africa is in the thousands, and may even be as high as 28,000. Against this background, chi ...

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ZIMBABWEANS CHEER A MUSICAL ‘LION’ RETURNING FROM EXILE

(GIN) - Welcome home Mukanya. After 14 long years in the U.S. state of Oregon, singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo has come home to Zimbabwe. His recent performance, for some 20,000 ticket holders at the open-air Glamis Arena, only slowed down as the sun began to rise. "I thought maybe I wasn't going to be able to come back here while I was still alive," Mapfumo confessed. "But by the grace of Go ...

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

By Frank S. Washington DEL MAR, Calif. – Hatchback is no longer a dirty word in the auto industry. A number of automakers have developed hot hatchbacks that are doing well. Now Toyota has joined the group. We came here to test drive the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. It had a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that was smaller but more powerful than the 1.8-liter four-cylinder that it replaced on the old Co ...

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2019 Toyota Avalon

By Frank S. Washington DEL MAR, Calif., -- Quilted leather, 300 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, paddle shifters, adaptive variable suspension, a 1200 watt, 14-speaker audio system, all this stuff and more suggest that the 2019 Toyota Avalon is no longer your grandma’s conservatively styled four-door sedan. The fifth generation of Toyota’s flagship has undergone a radical makeover. Daring ...

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2018 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT –The Lexus RC was the first tangible proof as in sheet metal that Lexus intended to put some design snap in its lineup. The two-seat coupe was unlike anything else the luxury brand had offered to the mass market. It was low, had a rounded top as not to crimp interior headspace and it seemed to be the car that the then new spindle grille was designed for. And though it is in it ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN TAKE PRIZE FOR ANTI-NUCLEAR EFFORT

Using the knowledge gained in the anti-apartheid struggle, two South African women challenged a secret, multibillion-dollar nuclear deal that would have dotted South Africa with nuclear power plants from Russia. The women, Makoma Lekalakala and Liziwe McDaid, waged a five-year court battle against the plants. Against all odds, including a secret agreement between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and former Pre ...

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