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Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Author and Activist, Dies Aged 48
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2019

22 May 2019 – Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina, winner of the 2002 Caine Prize and once listed as one of Time Magazine’s ‘most influential people’ has died at the age of 48 at a Nairobi hospital following a short illness. Following the passage of a series of anti-gay laws across Africa in 2014, Wainaina publicly announced that he was gay. “I am, for anybody confused or in doubt, a homosexual. Gay, and quite happy,” he tweeted.

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U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Killed over Half a Million People: Study
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

The report published on 3 Nov 2018 by the Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs put the death toll between 480,000 and 507,000. It states that between 182,272 and 204,575 civilians have been killed in Iraq; 38,480 in Afghanistan; and 23,372 in Pakistan. Nearly 7,000 US troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the same period.

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Walk or Die: Algeria Abandons 13,000 Refugees in the Sahara
Al Jazeera News– TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jul 2018

Associated Press report details witness accounts of migrants and refugees from Africa left to die in the Sahara Desert.

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Israel Approves More Than 2,000 Settlement Units in West Bank
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

31 May 2018 – The Israeli government has approved the construction of 2,070 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, local media reported. Since US President Donald Trump came to office, Israel has approved construction of more than 14,000 settlement units.

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Doping Ban against 28 Russian Athletes Overturned
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

1 Feb 2018 – In a decision issued today, the Court for Arbitration for Sport said it “unanimously found” that the evidence presented against 28 athletes were “found to be insufficient to establish” that doping rules were violated. With the decision, the sanctions imposed against the athletes are “annulled” and their individual medal results in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games are “reinstated”.

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Kofi Annan Commission Urges Myanmar/Burma to End Rohingya Restrictions
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

24 Aug 2017 – Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said today. It warns against using force and ignoring concerns of world’s ‘single biggest stateless’ community.

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Myanmar Troops Open Fire on Civilians Fleeing Attacks
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2017

26 Aug 2017 – Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing Rohingya civilians – mostly women and children – as they attempted to cross the border into Bangladesh and escape surging violence. Bangladeshi border guards say troops fired mortars and machine guns at Rohingya civilians trying to escape bloodshed.

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Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 May 2017

1 May 2017 – From opportunistic guns for hire on the fringe of domestic conflicts to a global force operating within a multibillion-dollar industry – the private military sector seems to be flourishing. How private companies recruit former child soldiers for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

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Circle of Poison
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

A look at the powerful pesticide industry, its effect on the developing world and how small farmers are fighting back.

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Palestinian Villages ‘Get Two Hours of Water a Week’
Eloise Bollack – Al Jazeera News, 7 Nov 2016

Israeli control over water supplies in the occupied West Bank has left Palestinians desperate.

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Gaza-Bound Flotilla Sails Off from Spain’s Barcelona
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2016

A new flotilla of international activists has left for the Gaza Strip from the Spanish city of Barcelona, hoping to break a nearly decade-long Israeli blockade. Two sailing boats with 11 women on board each sailed off on Wednesday [14 Sep] under the banner “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”.

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