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Dec 21, 2010 African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In

QUOTE: Across Africa and the developing world, a new global land rush is gobbling up large expanses of arable land. Despite their ageless traditions, stunned villagers are discovering that African governments typically own their land and have been leasing it, often at bargain prices, to private investors and foreign governments for decades to come.

New York Times
Nov 12, 2009 Ill Will Grows in a Former Colonial Region (Memo From Africa)

QUOTE: It is not a good time to be French in Francophone Africa, except if you are a high official from Paris privately visiting a strongman’s palace. As democracy slips in country after country in the region, France often quietly sides, once again, with the once-and-future autocrats.

New York Times
Jul 12, 2009 Africa's bitter cycle of child slavery

QUOTE: For generations, Ghana and other West African nations have served as a hub for child trafficking and slavery. An estimated 200,000 children in West and Central Africa perform unpaid labor.

Los Angeles Times
Feb 18, 2007 Tight Spot (The Ethicist)

QUOTE: You may honestly bill your company $150, the true cost of your half of the two-car garage. What you do with, and earn from, the other half is beside the point...Showing these notes to other people would not harm your boss, an essential ethical concern. Nor would it be illegal, according to the specialist in workplace law I consulted.

New York Times
Jul 26, 2005 U.S. Pushes Anti-Terrorism in Africa: Under Long-Term Program, Pentagon to Train Soldiers of 9 Nations

QUOTE: ...some of the governments the U.S. military is working with have embraced counterterrorism as a way to stifle legitimate dissent and Muslim groups...

Washington Post
Jul 29, 2001 The Bondage of Poverty That Produces Chocolate

QUOTE: Child labor does retain deep roots but it is hard to measure, and the line between slave trading and the bondage of poverty is sometimes unclear...

New York Times