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12 Years A Slave Got You Thinking? Now Boycott Chocolate Harvested By Child Slaves

Lennard Davis | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Lennard Davis

While it is difficult to know which chocolate is produced by the slave system, one thing is clear: If you buy organic Fair Trade products, you will most probably be boycotting slave chocolate. Anything from Latin America and South America should also be slavery-free.

True Love: Where Do Your Chocolate Hearts Come From?

Mark Schuller | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Mark Schuller

Valentine's Day is around the corner. One of the ways in our consumer society we are encouraged to show our love is through buying chocolate. But is it true love on the other end?

Gay Rights Group's Office Attacked By Angry Mob

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The head of Ivory Coast's most prominent gay rights organization says its headquarters were "ransacked" by an anti-homosexual ...

Ivory Coast Pilots Novel Elephant Rescue

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A conservation group says it is capturing and relocating elephants in Ivory Coast to stave off future conflicts with villagers...

Crucial Decision Looms for Ivorian Government's Justice Promises

Matt Wells | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Matt Wells

The ripple effects of impunity for those who commit or oversee atrocities should not be underestimated. Long after guns go silent, warlords have little trouble finding ways to continue profiteering at the expense of the population.

Haunted Halloween Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Halloween chocolate haunts me. October 31st's abundant temptations of free, sugary treats, with chocolate being the most popular, bumps up against my religious consciousness. Which will prevail?

Political Leaders Stall Needed Reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire

Matt Wells | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Matt Wells

Recent weeks have shown how the political elite keep blocking the path to reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire. The leadership from both sides of the politico-ethnic divide appears unwilling to learn the vital lessons from a decade of civil conflict in which thousands of civilians were killed.

Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Zuma's domestic record have left him open to criticism. Countries such as Angola and Nigeria are finding it hard to refer to South Africa as a regional leader when its own house is in such a state of disrepair.

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

Mali: The Case for US Action

John Tirman | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
John Tirman

The disfavor for intervention among American politicians and the public is understandable and a good restraint. But occasionally making a stand against atrocity and extremism, particularly when it's in danger of spreading, is a worthy goal for a great power. Mali just might be the place.

HORROR: 60 Crushed To Death In New Year's Eve Stampede

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | World

(Corrects date of previous stampede in final paragraph) * Witnesses say police triggered panic in crowd * President call...

The Dictator's Dead Pool for 2013: Will China's Investments Pay Off in Political Clout?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Philip N. Howard

There are lots of reasons why China invests in authoritarian regimes. And if any of the world's toughest dictators passes away in 2013, we may be able to see how much China's financial investments pay off in political influence.

WATCH: African Soccer Match Turns Violent

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 12.14.2012 | Sports

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal fans turned violent during their team's loss at an African Cup of Nations qualifier Saturday, prompting riot police to...

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

9 Women Sentenced Over Genital Mutilation

AP | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- An Ivory Coast official says nine women have been sentenced to two years in prison each for involvement in female genital muti...

The Father's Day Card You Need to Sign

Peter Yeo | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Peter Yeo

As I look at my two sons and count the innumerable blessings they have brought to my life, I cannot help but be reminded of these families who will not be together on Sunday.

Ivory Coast Coup Plot

AP | LAURA BURKE and GERMAIN NDRI | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Authorities say they have foiled a coup plot led by military exiles loyal to the country's former president, airing a video th...

7 U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Ivory Coast Ambush

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia — Ivorian government forces vowed Saturday to hunt down those responsible for an ambush that killed at least seven U.N. peacek...

Chocolate Makers Fear Cocoa Shortage

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Food

* Liffe July trades at premium to future-dated contracts * Exporters cautious on sales contracts for early 2012/13 season ...

What We Can Learn From Africa's Response to Mali

Richard Attias | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Richard Attias

Leadership is back in Africa. Perhaps for the first time in the continent's history, an official body, the economic community of west African states has succeeded in ending a coup in a nearby nation. That's something to celebrate.

Possible Mass Graves In Ivory Coast

AP | By LAURA BURKE | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Investigators with the International Criminal Court may have found mass graves in a western Ivory Coast town, a court official...

The Dark Side of Côte d'Ivoire's Recovery

Matt Wells | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Matt Wells

It is high time for Côte d'Ivoire's international partners to show that in addition to standing with the Ouattara government, they stand with all the Ivorian crisis' victims.

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney Pushed For Amnesty In A Special Circumstance, As Newt Gingrich Advocates Doing | Andrea Stone | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney worked with the state's Democratic leaders to temporarily stop the deportation of an African immigrant who w...

Despite Rights Abuses, Clinton Praises African Government

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

LOME, Togo — After venturing to reclusive Myanmar, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pressed democratic reforms Tuesday in another place...

The Libya Trial -- Victor's Justice at the ICC?

Seth Engel | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Seth Engel

There are certain crimes -- be they war crimes or crimes against humanity -- that are illegal, no matter what your position in society or in which nation you reside.