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Obama signed the  HR 933 legislation into law which gives Monsanto legal accountability

Monsanto granted immunity from legal accountability

Monsanto has been made immune from the law after legislation was passed which effectively removes the food giant from any corporate responsibility. Section 735 of the HR 933 legislation has been dubbed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ after the government effectively banned federal courts from being able to halt the sale of genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods, even[Read More...]

Patrick Awuah

African entrepreneur helps to inspire the next generation of leaders

A Ghanaian millionaire has ditched a highly lucrative role at Microsoft to help create the next generation of leaders in Africa, it has been reported. Patrick Awuah is the founder of Ashesi University in Ghana which is known for its high-tech facilities and strong emphasis on business, technology and leadership. He pumped millions of his own money into the venture[Read More...]

The year has been fraught with difficulties for Hollande

The nightmare continues for Hollande

Francois Hollande, France’s president was elected on 6th May 2012, after France voted yes for change, under a banner of red, white and blue, in the backdrop of a spectacular pop concert and champagne festivities. At that time the French people were getting increasingly tired of the UMP party. They had been the main dominant party in French politics for[Read More...]

Obama renews promise to shut down Guantanamo

Obama renews promise to shut down Guantanamo

  Four years after his election promise to close down Guantanamo in Cuba, president Obama has announced his intention to renew his commitment to the cause. Around 166 inmates – many of whom have not been charged – are currently held in the prison camp and 100 of them are on hunger strike. Many of the inmates, such as  Shaker[Read More...]

Questions raised over Boston bombing

The Boston Marathon Bombing sent shockwaves throughout the USA and indeed the rest of the world. For as crowds gathered to watch the marathon, two bombs were set off, killing three people and injuring 282 others. The bombs exploded about thirteen seconds and 630 feet apart near the finish line on Boylston Street. What followed was an outpouring of grief[Read More...]