News headlines in October 2011, page 4

  1. KENYA: 'Hold Your Heart' Delayed Justice for Missing Insurgency Victims

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Three years after her husband’s disappearance, Phyllis Chamnai Kipkeyo from Mount Elgon, Kenya cannot stop thinking about him. She does not know if he is dead or alive. All she knows is that he was one of the over 300 people said to have disappeared during an insurgency in the region between 2006 and 2008.

  2. FILM: Political Prisoners Are Burma's Unsung Heroes

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    In a move that highlighted its sub-par human rights record, the government of Burma announced Oct. 11 that it would release 6,359 prisoners, but how many of these will be drawn from the country's estimated 500 to over 2,000 political prisoners remains uncertain.

  3. Q&A: U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen interviews DR. ABDULLA BIN ALI AL-THANI, chair of the Doha summit

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    As digital technology begins to spread across classrooms the world over, the United Nations says the next generation of children will be educated far differently from their counterparts in the past.

  4. HAITI: Nascent Union Charges Reprisals by Textile Factory Owners

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Workers in Haiti's apparel manufacturing sector charge that factory owners are repressing attempts to organise workers in the capital, after the dismissals of six of seven leading members of a new union within just two weeks of its formation.

  5. CHINA: New Laws to Crack Down on Uyghurs

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    China is contemplating new legislation to define terrorism more precisely, raising fears that the government is using the so-called ‘war on terror’ to crack down on Uyghur separatists in the country’s restive Muslim region of Xinjiang.

  6. OP-ED: China's Farming History Misapplied in Africa

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    As sub-Saharan Africa grapples with high food prices in some regions and famine in others, many experts argue that increasing food production through a programme of hybrid seeds and chemical inputs is the way to go.

  7. Hard Times Ahead for Caribbean Sugar

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) has been buoyed by a large crop this year, but a recent proposal by the European Union to abolish domestic quotas would likely cut into preferential sugar exports by the SAC and other sugar associations in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to European markets.

  8. Yemeni Women Burn Veils to Protest Killings

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Hundreds of Yemeni women have set fire to traditional female veils in protest against the government's brutal crackdown on the country's popular uprising, as overnight clashes in the capital and another city killed 25 people, officials said.

  9. EL SALVADOR: Water Bill Stagnates in Congress

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    A bill for protection, recovery and use of water resources in El Salvador, drafted by a platform of about 100 social, religious and academic organisations, has been bogged down in parliament for the past five years in spite of the country's water crisis.

  10. Anti-G20 Summit Prepares Its Case

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Anti-globalisation and anti-capitalist groups are gathering ahead of the G20 meeting in Cannes in the south of France next week.