Global Events

Global/International Current Events.  World news and foreign policy feeds refreshed daily.  Not simply headlines, but ideally covering stories from more in depth sources about the topics of the day.

  • Council on Foreign Relations | The World Next Week podcast is highly listenable, insightful,  informative.  A favorite.
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  • World News | Breaking US News and International News Headlines – GlobalPost is my best global news source.
  • The Ground Truth Project |  Blog of on-the-ground reporting around the world

Ninety-two Somali immigrants, set to be deported from the US, found themselves shackled at the hands and feet and kept aboard a plane for two days earlier this month. That part of the story is not in dispute.

The Somalis left Louisiana on Dec. 7. Their flight, chartered by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was bound for Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. But the plane never arrived.

After landing in Dakar, Senegal, on Africa's west coast, the [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

MC Afrikan Boy, Olushola Ajose, returns with his latest track, "Wot it Do?" It's a danceable, club-ready track that aims to bring people to the dance floor.

The Southeast London Afrogrime musician bursts with energy, pairing neatly woven references to childhood nursery rhymes with a range of influences within grime, early afrobeat and Nigerian juju.

In the new video, Afrikan Boy jumps and dances on rooftops alongside a team of brightly dressed people. He says the song [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post
The camps for displaced Somali in the lee of the Kolenchi hills in the Ethiopia's Somali region.

Turning sideward, a displaced Ethiopian woman lifts the hem of her dress to reveal scars running up her leg — shrapnel wounds from the grenade she says local police tossed at her and three other women.

“We'd always lived with the Oromo peacefully until the [Oromia] regional special police turned up and started burning the houses of Somali,” says the woman, an ethnic Somali, one of Ethiopia's five main ethnolinguistic groups. “I ran to the local [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

It was just before three o'clock on the afternoon of Oct. 16 when Malta's most famous, outspoken blogger got into her car for what was to be the last time.

Minutes later, a bomb planted under the driver's seat flung the vehicle into a field beside the road. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who'd relentlessly attacked corruption in the tiny island nation, was dead.

Related: Maltese journalist known for taking on powerful 'crooks' is killed by a car [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

Seven years ago, Mariame Tighanimine, a 23-year-old French woman, was running a saucy, feminist webzine for Muslim women with her sister Khadija Tighanimine, called Hijab and the City. That was also the summer the French parliament voted to ban full-length veils in public.

Mariame Tighanimine and her older sister were born and raised in France, daughters of Moroccan immigrants. Both wore veils at the time and were tired of being discriminated against for jobs, so [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

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