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Two wrongs to make land rights

International | South African land reform raises White House worries
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/28/18, 03:04 pm

President Donald Trump last week weighed in on South Africa’s land reform, drawing renewed international attention to a racially divisive issue in the post-apartheid nation. The government’s plan to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation could stir up unrest and harm the country’s economy.

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Nigeria leads the world in extreme poverty

International | The African nation overtakes India as the problem shifts from Asia to Africa
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 7/31/18, 04:54 pm

Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the most people living in extreme poverty, according to a report released last month by the Brookings Institution. The study found 87 million people in the African nation living in such conditions, a number growing by six people per minute, compared to a steadily decreasing 73 million people in India.

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Cambodia’s high court dissolves main opposition party

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/16/17, 11:19 am

Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Thursday dissolved the National Rescue Party in a major blow to democracy in the country. The court also banned all 118 of the opposition party’s members from participating in political activities for five years. Cambodia’s government accused the party of attempting to topple the government—a claim party officials denied. The move is seen as the latest attempt by the authoritarian Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to clear all opposition ahead of next year’s elections. The opposition party was expected to offer the biggest challenge to Hun Sen’s 30-year rule.

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