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GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK distributes news and feature articles on Africa and the developing world to mainstream, alternative, ethnic and minority-owned outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to increase the perspectives available to readers in North America and to bring into their view information about global issues that are overlooked or under-reported by mainstream media.

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Shocking reports of rape of Boko Haram by government soldiers

Shocking reports of rape of Boko Haram by government soldiers

| November 1, 2016

(GIN)—Dozens of young girls, rescued from Boko Haram kidnappers, were made victims again by the Nigerian soldiers and policemen assigned to protect them, according to accounts documented by investigators for Human Rights Watch. The New York-based rights group found forty-three cases of “sexual abuse, including rape and exploitation.” Four victims told HRW they were drugged […]

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Opposition rebuffs ANC plans to withdraw from global court

Opposition rebuffs ANC plans to withdraw from global court

| October 25, 2016

(GIN)—South Africa has taken the first steps toward withdrawing the country’s membership in the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) but it faces a tough fight from the Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s major opposition party. Parliamentarian James Selfe, a leading member of the DA’s legal affairs group, slammed the move which he said occurred before […]

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Rising sea levels threatening Ghana’s coastal villages

Rising sea levels threatening Ghana’s coastal villages

| October 25, 2016

(GIN)—Fuvemeh, one of Ghana’s coastal villages, is vanishing because of coastal erosion. Waves have taken whole parts of the village with them into the sea. What was once a thriving fishing community was three miles from the coast a few years back. Now the waves are just a few feet away. “This used to be […]

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Kenya lifts death penalty for more than 2,000 inmates

Kenya lifts death penalty for more than 2,000 inmates

| October 25, 2016

(GIN)—While American leaders bicker over the fate of the death penalty, with 17 inmates going to their deaths so far this year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed commutation documents commuting all death sentences into life imprisonment. The documents, signed this week at State House, Nairobi, affect some 2,747 death row inmates—2,655 men and 92 […]

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Feds snare white terror group on eve of attack on U.S. Somalis

Feds snare white terror group on eve of attack on U.S. Somalis

| October 18, 2016

(GIN)—Three men are under arrest and charged with plotting to blow up an apartment complex and mosque in a suburb of Kansas inhabited by refugees from war-torn Somalia. The three—Curtis Allen, 49, Gavin Wright, 51, and Patrick Stein, 47—are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, a charge that carries a sentence […]

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Congolese dismayed by voting delay; opposition cries foul

Congolese dismayed by voting delay; opposition cries foul

| October 18, 2016

(GIN)—By an act of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, next month’s elections have been pushed back to April 2018. The move keeps current President Joseph Kabila in office until the new vote date—more than a year after his final term is due to expire. The decision follows talks between the ruling coalition […]

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Last likcs for Nice Ice Cream? Competition turns ethnic in Liberia dispute

Last likcs for Nice Ice Cream? Competition turns ethnic in Liberia dispute

| October 18, 2016

(GIN)—There was a padlock on the door of Monrovia’s Nice Ice Cream parlor after the Ministry of Commerce shut down the confectionary for allegedly violating the Liberianization Policy. Liberian rivals accused Nice Ice Cream of not abiding by the policy which gives nationals first dibs in producing and selling the frozen treat. FrontPageAfricaonline suggested the […]

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Emotional reunion for 21 rescued ‘Chibok girls,’ home at last

Emotional reunion for 21 rescued ‘Chibok girls,’ home at last

| October 18, 2016

(GIN)—In a sight that could make a witness choke up with tears, a roomful of rescued Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok ran into the arms of their overjoyed parents and smothered them with hugs. The gathering, organized by Nigerian authorities, signaled an end to their two-year captivity by Boko Haram rebels and the start of a […]

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European lawmakers face backlash in Rwanda after ‘scathing report’

European lawmakers face backlash in Rwanda after ‘scathing report’

| October 11, 2016

(GIN)—Rwandan MPs are demanding apologies from eight European Union lawmakers over their report claiming that Rwanda is closing off its political space and denying freedom of expression. The MPs accused the Europeans of hiding under a veil of “gender empowerment” during a recent visit to Rwanda. Diplomatic dust started to fly after a visit last […]

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Socialist leader to take U.N. reins

Socialist leader to take U.N. reins

| October 11, 2016

(GIN)—A longtime socialist has been tapped to take over the position of U.N. Secretary General after the departure of the current head, Ban Ki-moon, who held the post for the past 10 years. Antonio Guterres, 67,the former Portuguese prime minister and United Nations high commissioner for refugees, became the presumptive next secretary-general of the U.N., […]

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